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A Mirror’s Surface


Fri, Jan 19, 2018 — Fri, Jan 19, 2018




Free, but requires RSVP

RSVP contact: [email protected]


Atomic - The Gallery (address will be sent with RSVP)

King Street West & Shaw Street, Toronto, ON


Opening Reception: Fri, Jan 19, 7-11pm

Daily Hours


7:00 pm

11:00 pm


Showcasing new works by designer Alisa Maria Wronski, A Mirror’s Surface explores our relationship and the perceived appearance of mirrors.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?

A mirror’s entire surface is continually changing, and what it looks like is solely dependent on what it’s reflecting. One cannot describe a mirror’s surface without describing the properties of the objects we see in it. That surface looks unique in each viewer’s eyes, even when two people look at the same mirror, what they will see on it is different.

What is happening is that the light from the surrounding objects bounces off the mirror to the viewer’s eyes, and that is what gives the surface its appearance. If the surface of a mirror has no appearance without a viewer, then what does it look like when nobody is gazing at it? And how can we see it, without looking at it?

By manipulating the surface of the mirror, Alisa Maria creates reflections that exist even when the mirror is not being viewed, blurring the line between perceived appearance and actual appearance.

The exhibition will be open by appointment only following the reception through February 9, 2018.

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Alisa Maria Wronski