Installation and Sculpture > Through sunset, slow dusk, and gathering dawn

Natalie Hunter
Through sunset, slow dusk, and gathering dawn

February 2 – May 4, 2024
Judith and Norman Alix Gallery
Sarnia, Ontario

Natalie Hunter's Through sunset, slow dusk, and gathering dawn at JNAAG



Natalie Hunter creates photo-based installations, sculpture, and moving images that explore relationships between embodied experience, spatial perception, the senses, and memory.

Time and light are integral to Hunter’s fascination for both image making and working with materials by hand. She often employs and exploits the immaterial principles of photography—time and light—with the material aspects of sculpture in her installations. Her work studies the complexities of time, space, memory, and the senses in our digitally saturated culture through an interplay between image, material, and form. In this way her research and studio practice poetically investigate the shifting sensory experiences of light, colour, time, consciousness, and motion as they relate to space, memory, and perception.

Immerse yourself in two of Hunter's captivating photo-based installations in the JNAAG’s lecture theatre. Visitors are invited to explore these works at various times and throughout the changing seasons—to witness the captivating transformations the installations undergo.

Hunter is the recipient of many Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grants, and Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project Grants. She has shown her work in public art galleries and artist-run-centres across Canada and holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo where she is a sessional instructor. She lives and works in her home city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Natalie Hunter wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council

Artworks Exhibited:

Natalie Hunter. Edge of Sky, 2020-2021. archival pigment prints on transparent film from 35mm negatives, turned aluminum, birch, light.

Natalie Hunter. Through sunset, slow dusk, and gathering dawn. 2023-2024. archival pigment prints on transparent vinyl from 120mm negatives. Site responsive installation.