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To see the light of day

Natalie Hunter
To see the light of day

Video walkthrough of site responsive installation
Canary Landing, Tricon Residential
Maple House
125 Mill St, Toronto, ON, Canada

Curated by Emily McInnes at Eye Buy Art

To see the light of day is a multi-storey, site-responsive, photo-based installation that responds to urban, community, and domestic spaces. Combining elements of two bodies of work: Sensing Sun (2023) and Scent of the Sun (2020), imagery of domestic interiors and urban landscapes wind up the staircases and through the hallways leading the viewer into the heart of Canary Landing's creative community spaces. Subtle shifts in light throughout the day create a sense of change for the viewer, while subtle transitions in colour from the ground to the upper floors creates a sense of weightlessness as a viewer ascends the staircase.
To see the light of day responds to the site by softening the hard urban architectural interior, inviting viewers to pause and reflect on community, personal and social space, and the urban environment they inhabit. Highlighting the building's purpose for both a source of housing in a desirable metropolitan area, and its role in fostering a community that nurtures creativity through public maker spaces.

Natalie Hunter was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is the recipient of many Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council Grants. She has shown her work in public art galleries and artist-run-centres across Canada, including: Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Smokestack Gallery, Hamilton Supercrawl, Hamilton Winterfest, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre 3 for Artistic and Social Practice, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton Artists Inc., Latcham Art Centre, Museum London, Propeller Art Gallery, John B. Aird Gallery, Gallery TPW, University of Manitoba School of Arts Gallery, Niagara Artists Centre, The Reach Gallery Museum, and Capture Photography Festival, among others. Her work has been featured in Hamilton Arts and Letters, Femme Art Review, The Gathered Gallery, Other Peoples Pixels Blog, Canadian Journal of Culture Studies, and BlackFlash Magazine. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo where she is a sessional instructor, and received an Excellence in Online Teaching Award in 2017. She lives and works in Hamilton.