Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day.
“Plexus no. 19” by Gabriel Dawe is a beautiful thread art installation at the Villa Olmo in Como, Italy. The installation consists of two colorful thread structures spanning the atrium of the ornate 19th century mansion near Lake Como. The installation changes throughout the day, depending on how the sunlight interacts with it.