Arts & Culture

Natalie Hunter: Staring into the sun | Rodman Hall Art Centre

January 25 to April 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 7 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 28, 7 pm

Using light as a material in her photo-based sculptures and installations, Natalie Hunter explores the relationship between memory and physical space. For this body of work, Hunter photographed windows in familiar rooms of her childhood home, revealing intimate interiors that frame views of the external world. Using vibrant colour filters in her process, Hunter layers multiple exposures taken minutes or hours apart, and prints on transparent and translucent films that she hangs, ripples, and drapes to interact with architectural and ambient characteristics of the exhibition space. Luminous and transient, the viewer’s experience of the works shifts with subtle changes in light and environment. Alluding to enduring routines and the passage of time, these works, as Hunter describes, “touch on how traces of our interior, most private spaces linger in our minds long after we’ve left them behind.”

Natalie Hunter is an emerging artist who grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BA in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions in Canada and the United States, and in 2017 she completed a permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, and her work was recently featured in Blackflash Magazine as an honourable mention for the Optic Nerve Image Contest. Hunter continues to live and work in Hamilton, and is a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo.

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