When time becomes matter: A cosmic dialogue between Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves & Gabriel Sobin
"From prehistoric times to cosmic futures, our two artists straddle the Human with dizzying aesthetic power." Béatrice Masi
When Time Becomes Matter l Dans les plis du temps
A Cosmic Dialogue between Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves and Gabriel Sobin
From 12th October to 4th November. 7 rue Saint-Claude, 75003 Paris
Earth is often opposed to sky, like some sort of concrete vs. abstract opposition, as though we, Earthlings, were separate from the rest of the cosmos to which we belong. Celestial bodies, their manifestation in space, their falling onto our planet remind us how close the heavens are to us. These phenomena also tell about the relativity of our human scale. Time and space, which we call ours, have other dimensions in the universe.
When Time Becomes Matter explores, through the works of Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves and Gabriel Sobin, various chronological and spatial scales that play out in the cosmos. These two unique artists who seem to have completely different practices both question a static vision of that which surrounds us and the linear logic of time. Influenced by Zen philosophy, Gabriel Sobin makes sculptures in alabaster and in onyx - his pieces, albeit solid or monumental (Écho Lumineux), let light pass through the stone and play with the mineral surface giving a sense of flux of time and matter (Transient). Imbued with the geological concept of Deep Time, light artist and 'sculptor of space' Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves invites us to meditate on the infiniteness of the universe and plunges us into a cosmic vortex with such works as a drawing of a comet reflected by a mirror (F.O.V.) or the mise en scène of a meteorite (Octaédrite).
In the depths of time grows all matter-mineral, intellectual, dreamlike… When Time Becomes Matter is a poetic display of duration in its ebbing and flowing.
Text by Sean Rose
To enrich this cosmic dialogue, the designer Tim Leclabart is invited to present two pieces of furniture entitled "Constellation" to achieve this multi-sensory journey around space and time.
Tuesday until Saturday: open from 11am to 7pm
Sunday, Monday : By appointment (+33 6 59 73 52 35)
Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves et Gabriel Sobin
Co-curator Sean Rose
Guest Designer Tim Leclabart
13 octobre - 4 novembre 2022
7 rue saint claude, 75003, Paris
Un dimanche à la galerieParcours multi-galeries à Paris 16 - 22 Oct 2022During the show When time becomes matter, the gallery is pleased to participate to 'Un dimanche à la galerie' on Sunday, October 16. This event is organized by the Professional Committee of Art Galleries. More than 150 art galleries will open their spaces on Sunday, October 16 to mark the launch of Art Week in Paris and throughout France, in close collaboration with the Paris+, by Art Basel fair.Read more