The two translucent structures filtering through the Museum’s skylight appear to be luminous rays of light refracted through a giant prism. Gabriel Dawe’s stunning Plexus no. 29 is a corporeal installation of colored filament meticulously threaded between the Museum’s mezzanine walls and oculus. The artist used a custom-made 15-foot tall “needle” to weave nearly 80 miles of thread in the creation of these site-specific architectural forms above. As each strand is individually passed through a series of hooks, a unified network–or plexus–is formed, which provides the inspiration for the title of the series.
Gabriel Dawe’s work explores the concept of light as a language of symbolism. By making the immaterial material, he reveals the hidden world of organized and structured systems that guide our everyday lives. The vibrant saturated colors span the entire visible spectrum of light, evoking individual parts that make up an intrinsic whole.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website