Plexus No. 10

A giant installation of shimmering fields of chromatic thread at the National Centre for Craft & Design

The National Centre for Craft & Design presents the UK premiere appearance of artist Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 10. Currently working and residing in Dallas and born and raised in Mexico City, Dawe creates fields of chromatic filaments that spatially manifest their ephemerality.

Materialising the Structure of Light centres around a new commission from the artist's awe-inspiring Plexus series. Having just wrapped Plexus No. 9 at PEEL Gallery in Houston, Dawe creates his most ambitious effort yet with Plexus No. 10. Developing out of the artist's practice of embroidering on clothing, and inspired by the traditional richly hued embroidery of his native Mexico, the Plexus installations use colour to dazzling effect. Utilising rainbow hued Gütterman thread to produce a disorientating effect reminiscent of Op Art, the installation will transform the entire Main Gallery. Giant veils of shimmering colour and line, stretching from floor to ceiling, will create an immersive environment which visitors will be invited to walk through, experience, and contemplate.

Description by DOMUS.


6 photos and 1 video

Building Activity

  • Georgi Sokolov
    Georgi Sokolov updated 41 media, updated a digital reference, added a digital reference, removed a digital reference, updated, removed a media and uploaded 8 media
    Plexus No. 10 Plexus No. 10 Plexus No. 10 Plexus No. 10 Gabriel Dawe Plexus 10 - Installation Timelapse Plexus No. 10 Plexus No. 10
    about 6 years ago via