What a treat!! We went to see the Gabriel Dawe Plexus No. 10 at The Hub, Sleaford yesterday. His work looked good on the few  images I’d seen but to see it in reality was breath-taking. You can walk through the pieces which made me feel as if I was in the middle of a rainbow and immersed in the colours of the spectrum. It is  a huge (the biggest one Dawe’s has done so far) installation made of strands of Gütermann thread woven across the space.  It must be about 12 foot high, on one wall a V and on the other (opposite) an inverted V with both with small hooks on a piece of wood. In the middle of the room there are 4 pillars, again with a piece of white painted wood with small hooks along the length of it, the threads are then strung across very systematically giving layers of gradually changing shades through the spectrum. It is extremely delicate, but the colours are amazingly vibrant viewed on mass.

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The photos don’t really do it justice, the camera picks up the lights, and shadows etc., which the eye blocks out. The exhibition is on until 15 January and is well worth a visit. Even when the installations are taken down (they are site specific), they are put in a plexiglass cube and still look beautiful (see website below)

If you want to see more of his work have a look at his website http://www.gabrieldawe.com/

 

 

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