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Plexus c18

October 2016 - 2019

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Plexus c18

  • San Antonio International Airport
  • Terminal A

Featuring Gabriel Dawe

As a Collaborative Partner with the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture’s Public Art San Antonio division and the San Antonio International Airport (SAT), Contemporary at Blue Star commissioned Plexus c18, a site-specific public art installation by Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe for a three-year exhibition in Terminal A of SAT. Unveiled in October 2016, this installation, a weaving of approximately 90 miles of colored thread hooked from wall to ceiling that emulates the dynamic shape of an airplane, is suspended from the vaulted ceiling of the Terminal A ticketing area. Plexus c18 is composed of more than 19 colors—creating a prism-like effect that represents the full spectrum of visible light. The art installation will be on view through 2019.

Gabriel Dawe is best known for his large-scale woven string sculpture series called “Plexus,” which is the word for the intricate network of nerves and vessels in the body. Each edition in the series is site-specific, with installations in museums and public buildings around the world. Dawe created Plexus No. 26 for Contemporary at Blue Star’s Project Space, which was on view to the public from June 5–August 3, 2014.

Learn more about Gabriel Dawe through his website.