Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe has been invited to be Artist-in-Residence at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Established to support the local arts community, the Fairmont’s Artist-in-Residence program provides regional artists with a private studio space and a solo exhibition in the hotel’s contemporary gallery.
Future Artists-in-Residence will be selected by a prestigious panel assembled by Mehl including Melissa Durkee, the registrar from the Nasher Sculpture Center; Maggie Adler, curator for the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth; artist Robert Barsemian; and noted art consultant Gail Sachson along with Mehl.
Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day.
Dawe’s work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. After living in Montreal, Canada, for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the final two years of his degree program, he was an artist in residence at UTD’s CentralTrak. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including Sculpture magazine, the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, and in author Tristan Manco’s book Raw + Material = Art. He is represented locally by Conduit Gallery and in Brussels by Lot 10 Gallery. Dawe will be at The Fairmont Dallas through April.
The Fairmont Dallas is located at 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas TX 75201 in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. For more information 214-720-2020 www.fairmont.com/dallas.
ABOUT THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Established in 2010, The Fairmont Dallas’ Artist-in-Residence program features local, regional and national artists who reside in the hotel for three months at a time while working in an onsite studio located on the Lobby Level across from Starbucks. Artwork created throughout the length of the artist’s stay serves various purposes – some is displayed in public areas of the hotel, others illuminate the hotel’s themed Arts District Suite and a number of select pieces benefit various philanthropic efforts.