Contemporary artist Gabriel Dawe has just opened his exhibit in Como, Italy, as part of annual fair Miniartextil.
Gabriel creates amazing shapes out of colored thread, giving the impression of thread turning into rainbows and light beams.
This year, his exhibition was titled Agora. The Greek word depicts a plaza, an assembly or a gathering place, a spiritual and artistic center.
Dawe connected the threads by fixing them to stairway railings, having his access to the structural elements of the villa restricted.
"Because of the historic nature of the building, I wasn't able to touch ceiling, walls or floors to screw in my structures," he said to MyModernMet
The installation was set up in early 19th century neoclassic Villa Olmo. The thread structures spread across balconies, rooms or entire floors, and their colors differ as light hits the thread layers in different moments of the day.
15 large-scale installations comprise the exhibit, as 54 artists have come to Como to showcase their works in this magical setting.