How dim died the sun, how far hung the sky
July 4 – July 31, 2022
Opening Reception: July 7, 2022 | 7 – 10 PM
In How dim died the sun, how far hung the sky, Natalie Hunter relies on the immaterial staples of photography – light and time – with the materiality of sculpture to engage with the poetics of time, memory, and senses. As if plucked from the sky, photographs hang in space while casting latent images of colour and light around the surrounding surfaces on the the gallery walls. Depending on the time of day, the angle of the sun, or the gallery lighting, How dim died the sun, how far hung the sky is a different experience each time it is viewed. Creating an evocative installation that becomes a durational encounter and a thoughtful meditation on the fluid, ever-unfolding experiences we share in the spaces in which we dwell.
Natalie Hunter is from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She works between photography, installation, and sculpture, and is mostly known for her multilayered and experiential photo-based installations on transparent film. With a fascination for both image making and working with materials by hand, she explores ephemeral and immaterial concepts like time, light, memory, space, temporality, perception, and the senses, through material, image, and form. In both image making, sculpture, and their installation, light is fundamental to her process.
She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University (First Class Standing). She has shown her work in numerous exhibitions, including: Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Smokestack Gallery, Hamilton Supercrawl, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre 3 for Artistic and Social Practice, Factory Media Centre, Latcham Art Centre, Museum London, and the University of Manitoba School of Arts Gallery, among others.
She is the recipient of several awards including Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project Grants for Emerging Artists, Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grants, the Keith and Winifred Shantz Internship Grant, Sylvia Knight Award in Fine Arts (co-recipient), Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a President’s Graduate Scholarship from the University of Waterloo. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo where she recently received an Excellence in Online Teaching Award. She lives and works in Hamilton.
This exhibition is generously supported by: