A Secretly Timid Interview : Gabriel Dawe

The ladies of Secretly Timid interviewed mixed media and installation artist Gabriel Dawe in the cat studio over coffee and gummy cola bottles. The trio discussed his work, what it means for a work to be considered an installation, and the artist residency Centraltrak. Dawe later shared his extensive exhibition schedule. If you are able to see one of his shows firsthand you will not be disappointed. Speaking from experience (and this is Jon typing) his installations created feelings of awe and joy. But like most things beautiful-you can look but please don’t touch. Check out a small sample of his work below. For a more extensive gallery and for more information, please check out his official website.

plexus no. 5


plexus no. 9

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Full Bio : (via gabrieldaw.com)

Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.

After seven years of living in Canada and gaining dual citizenship as a Mexican-Canadian, Gabriel moved to Texas to pursue graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas where heworked on an MFA in Arts and Technology. His work has been exhibited in Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona.

Upcoming Exhibition Schedule :

Until January 15 – Plexus No. 10 at The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, UK

January 20 to February 24 – “Plexus No. 12” The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at the Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.

January 21, 2012 to July, 2013 East Wing X at the Courtauld Institute in London, UK

April 12-15 – the Dallas Art Fair

April 12 to mid-June – Solo show at Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels, Belgium

April 28 to the end of 2012 – Plexus No. XX” Louisiana State University Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

June 23 to July 31 – Solo show at Conduit Gallery in Dallas, TX

A Secretly Timid Interview : The 14+1 Art Collective

Danielle and Jon welcome members of the 14+1 art collective into the cat studio for what turned out to be a quite humorous performance piece in itself. Danielle pulled double duty as both interviewer and interviewee as she is also part of the 14+1 collective. Other guests include friend of the show Andy Amato, Hillary “Hilly” Holsonback, and Emily Loving.

The collective’s first gallery show, “HELLO” will open Saturday, September 10th from 5 – 8 p.m. for one night only!!! Check out this informative interview by Meg Fury of Pegasus news and cruise through the collective’s blog for more information on each artist and photographs of their work.

We hope to see you all this Saturday in the sexy design district –

1130 Dragon Street #110

Dallas Tx 75207

14+1 Collective include:

  • Frank Tringali
  • Paul Snelson II
  • Robin Myrick
  • Emily Loving
  • Hillary Holsonback
  • T.J. Griffin
  • Danielle Georgiou
  • F Kites
  • Sandi Edgar
  • Val Curry
  • Willie Baronet
  • Yaseen Benhalim
  • Andy Amato

P.S. Jon and Danielle apologize for the butchering of names and general buffoonery. Drugs and/or alcohol may or may not be to blame for such marbles. 

A Secretly Timid Interview : Israel Luna

It was a hot and humid night when Danielle and Jon invited writer/director Israel Luna into the cat studio for a fireside chat. Israel shares some behind-the-scenes stories from the set of Fright Flick and Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, and previews upcoming hits The Ouija Experiment and Kicking Zombie Ass For Jesus. 

Aspiring filmmakers and curious cats should check out Luna’s workshop, “The Do’s & Especially Don’ts of Filmmaking” on 9/10/11 (oh HEY, lookee there!) at the Rose Room.

Check out the trailer for The Ouija Experiment and Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives below. Oh, and you can watch both Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives and Fright Flick on netflix streaming!!



Also, check out the fantastically creepy music video for Deborah Vial’s song, “Don’t Make Me Take It,” directed by Luna. Click here to learn more about Deborah Vial.


A Secretly Timid Interview : Don’t Tell My Wife I’m A Cult Leader / Gray, The New Black

Jon and Danielle welcome creator Todd Steinberg and artist Matt Rox from the the soon to be hit program, Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader, and curator (and fellow artist) for the Kessler Sept. 3 show, Misty Amber Moore into the cat studio for a car horn-side chat.

Misty, Todd, and Matt

Later, Gray, the New Black discuss how the band was formed and their musical influences. They also perform a brand new song called, “Ringtones and Royalties” before hitting the road for Austin where they will be performing at the Flamingo Cantina August 25th.

Johnn, Mike, and Alan. AKA, Gray, the New Black

You can see the band, the premier of Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader, and meet everyone you heard on this show Saturday, September 3rd at the Kessler Theater. Did we mention that it was free???

Head over to the Angelika Sept 23rd for a screening of Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader at the Dallas Video Fest!!


Music featured on this episode includes the theme music for Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader performed by Andy Sperandeo,  and “Ringtones and Royalties” and “Counting the Holes in my Heart” by Gray, The New Black.




sketch by Matt Rox

A Secretly Timid Interview : Tim Moyer

Diane and the pips interview recording artist Tim Moyer on a special episode of Secretly Timid. Topics include his new video for his song “Eleven,” faith and spirituality, his involvement in Playing for Change, and his new record label, Naked Acoustic.


Be sure to check out his tunes on Amazon, and if you are in southern California, see him live with Shawn Mullins at the Coach House May 17th. Also, be on the look out for Tim at the “Tools for Performing Songwriters” clinic.