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A Dazzling Architectural Rainbow With Political and Social History

SAVANNAH, Georgia — Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe’s installations are undeniably beautiful — composed of diaphanous arrays of colored thread in rainbow gradations, the artist’s pieces inspire a kind of instant hypnotic daze. As the individual threads move against each other, the taught, three-dimensional compositions come alive. They create dynamic visual illusions that play with the formal qualities of color and space, but the works also hold a more engaged artistic angle.