The first gallery exhibition of Edouard Wolton, graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2010, is taking place at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire as a scenography in two parts, titled Agartha and Photométéores respectively.
Starting from studies on minerals, luminous phenomena and geometrical theories, the artist combines different elements extracted from nature in order to incorporate them in a coherent and rationalised thought on representation, which embraces themes such as mathematics, geometry and natural sciences.
Agartha, the title of the first exhibition, originates in the theory that the Earth is hollow and contains an ordered system with its own Sun. The term refers to an unreachable space where the complete knowledge would lie.
Edouard Wolton, Agartha / Photométéores Agartha: Until September 26th, 2015 Photométéores: From October 10th to 24th, 2015 Paola de Pietri, Questa Pianura Until October 24th, 2015 Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire 17 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, Paris www.fillesducalvaire.com
The title of the second exhibition, Photométéores, refers to the optical phenomena resulting from a modification of the solar or the terrestrial light: rainbows, shooting stars and twilights.
At the same time, the gallery is hosting Paola De Pietri’s exhibition Questa Pianura, presenting the Italian photographer’s series on her hometown: the Po Valley near Reggio Emilia, where De Pietri spent her childhood and where she still lives today.