-Gabriel Dawe will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, November 19, at 11 a.m., in the Kahn Building galleries. George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
Dawe’s work examines the relationship between architecture and fashion, specifically as it relates to issues of gender, identity and the human need for shelter. His site-specific installations are marked by a unique use of textiles that is meant to subvert traditional notions of masculinity. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Canada, Belgium and the UK. In August 2016, Dawe installed Plexus no. 34 at the Kimbell’s neighboring institution, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Commissioned by the Amon Carter, the installation comprises more than 80 miles of multicolored thread and enhances the museum’s already stellar atrium. This talk will discuss Dawe’s experience at the Amon Carter and explore connections between his work and those in the Kimbell’s permanent collection.
Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. During the last two years of his time at UTD, he served in the school’s artist in residence program, CentralTrak. He has been featured in several publications worldwide and is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas and Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels.
“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff. It brings artists and architects to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, as well as the building itself, share the special insights of the practicing professional and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.