Exhibition at Valenciennes: “The Floating Bodies” of Daniel Pontoreau at H headquarters

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Discover the works of Daniel Pontoreau at the H gallery of the Valenciennes Headquarters (North), from the beginning of September 2018.

New exhibition Parcours in gallery H of the Valenciennes Headquarters (North) for the start of September 2018: the sculptor Daniel Pontereau presents “The Floating Bodies”.

A new exhibition arrives for September 2018 , in gallery H  of the Valenciennes Headquarters (Nord) . Daniel Pontoreau will present “Les Corps flottants” , from Saturday 15th September to Saturday 24th November, 2018 .

Reflection on space

Daniel Pontoreau, invited by the association Birth Certificate (who manages the gallery) as part of an exhibition “Parcours”, is a sculptor.

“He has been developing a real reflection on space for forty years. The exhibition explores the practice of an artist whose works evoke sacred and silent objects, forcing our gaze to consider the energy that unfolds beyond their banal and identifiable forms “, according to the gallery’s indications Fatiha Selam.”

Earth and fire

“That’s what I find that tells me what I’m looking for,” says the artist, resuming here a maxim of Pierre Soulages. In a questioning around the mystery of creation, the artist “sprinkles his way with proposals marking his passage on earth, traces dedicated to this enigma” in the words of the Chronicles of the Black Hat, free as art (cultural blog of Le Monde newspaper ).

According to this article, for this reason, “he grasps fundamental elements of humanity: earth and fire. With these telluric forces, the artist surveys the long road of civilizations that have seized them to tame them in favor of their inventions. From ceramics from prehistory to millennia sandstone from China, the contemporary sculptor marks his procimity with men who have asked him questions about the mystery that the daily makes us lose sight of. “

Nomad, Daniel Pontoreau feeds on his travels. An acquired cultural wealth which, linked to his questioning on creation, raises a particular eye on humanity and the world.

Practical information:
Exhibition installed from September 15 to November 24, 2018, l’H Gallery Headquarters, 15, Rue de l’Hôpital de Siège in Valenciennes. 
Open on Tuesdays from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm, except holidays. Free. 

Opening on Friday, September 14, from 5pm to 9pm, in the presence of the artist. Details on the official website of the gallery .

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