Above: An installation detail of Yvonne Singer’s work, “‘I am.’ I should have, could have, I would have . . .”, 1998
Who are you? If you do know – and wonder how you know – perhaps you will be interested in dropping by The Red Head Gallery to see York Professor Yvonne Singer’s exhibition, le stade du miroir (the mirror stage), running May 28 to June 21. The gallery is at 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 115, Toronto.
Singer (left), Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, derives the title of her new work from the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Through an installation of cast-bronze objects and video projection, she highlights the role of mirrors in how we imagine ourselves.
Right: Installation detail from “A Portable Viewing Station for Anxious Travellers”, 1994
For Singer, when you look in a mirror you experience not only a double, or a second self, but also the unacknowledged and perhaps unattainable aspects of oneself. The mirror cannot act as mere reflection but rather includes a projection of our own desires, she says.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Singer has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for over 20 years. For more information about her latest exhibition, visit http://www.redheadgallery.org/upcoming.html.