The Third Reflection

Yannig Willmann, The Third Reflection, 2011

Yannig Willmann, The Third Reflection, 2011

The Third Reflection, In vitrines at Gallery 44

The Third Reflection, In vitrines at Gallery 44

The Third Reflection

Friday, January 13, 2012 to Saturday, February 11, 2012
Opening Reception:
January 13,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Yannig Willmann’s digital photographic installation links the exhibition spaces of Gallery 44’svitrines and the Pierre-Léon Gallery, at the Alliance Française de TorontoYannig Willmann'simages are mirrors within the gallery; they reflect works that are absent. What we take from the experience is as much the work exhibited as the fantasy of this work.

These photographs, question the duality of our role as both spectator and witness in an exhibit. We are invited to gauge with our own eyes the "aesthetic credibility" of an exhibit whose only reality is virtual or photo-based.

Artist Biography: 

Yannig Willmann was born in Brittany, France in 1977. After studying science, Willmann turned to film and visual arts, first at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, then at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains du Fresnoy, in France.