ROBERT PULIE
Mirror Mirror: Then and Now, 2009 - 2010 | curated by Ann Stephen, Verge Gallery, Sydney; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Samstag Museum of Art, University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Mirrors are the skin of modern urban architecture, but they are also ubiquitous in domestic interiors. Robert Pulie evokes this intimate space with a dressing-table 'vanity unit'. Pulie describes W (2007-9) as 'a concrete pun as you are seeing two reverse-mirror-reverse reflections of yourself ... mirrors at ninety degrees ... maintain a true (not reverse) reflection of the viewer ... because (as I learnt in high school science) the angle of incidence = the angle of reflection, and the two reflective surfaces are at ninety degrees to one another'.

Robert Pulie email to Ann Stephen, May 2009, quoted in Ann Stephen 'Jumping Through the Mirror', in Ann Stephen et al, Mirror Mirror: Then and Now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2010, p. 11