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Bold Thread Installation Takes over Crystal BridgesGabriel...

Bold Thread Installation Takes over Crystal BridgesGabriel Dawe

Gabriel Dawe has created one of his delicate, large-scale hanging installations of colored thread at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, as part of the ambitious new exhibition “State of the Art,” reports PBS (see “State of the Art at Crystal Bridges: Pure Pop for Now People”).The show is part of Crystal Bridge’s efforts to showcase “under-recognized” American artists who work outside New York and LA. The Mexican-born Dawe is one of three Dallas-based artists featured in the massive show, which includes no fewer than 227 works selected following a nation-wide search.Dawe’s contribution is Plexus No. 27, a spiderweb-like sculptural installation made of 60 miles of thread in a gradient of different colors looped through countless mounted hooks with the help of an extension hook that served as a giant needle. Like all of Dawe’s thread works, the Crystal Bridges project required meticulous, carefully measured planning, and intense concentration, so as to not lose track of the sequence of hooks.


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