Installation and Sculpture > Alternate Horizons

Alternate Horizons
Londsdale Gallery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 8 – June 22, 2024
(Main Gallery)

Lonsdale Gallery is thrilled to announce Alternate Horizons, an exhibition celebrating the creativity and magic of alternative process and experimental photography. Presenting a selection of work of four skilled contemporary female lens based artists exploring how the intangible concepts of time and memory can be captured in a still image. The work presented defies expectations of what a photograph can be.

Alternate Horizons at Londsdale Gallery

From Sally Ayre’s buoyant hand-woven cyanotypes; Nicole Cudzilo’s ethereal 24 karat gold leaf Polaroid portraits; Natalie Hunter’s large format colour transparent photo-based sculptures; to Peggy Taylor Reid’s riveting installation of circular cyanotypes. The artists assembled approach image making in fresh and innovative ways, thinking beyond the boundaries of the pictorial frame, revealing the endless creativity and expressive possibilities of contemporary experimental photography practices. The only limit is the artist’s imagination.

Nathalie Hunter’s multilayered immersive photo-based installations on transparent film are a striking meditation on the slow passage of time. Hunter is an award winning interdisciplinary artist, working between photography, sculpture, installation, and the moving image.

Sun Slips, cascading shadows, a unique photo-based installation of colour transparent photographs suspended and floating in space, witnessing the slow passage of light over time. Using various made from salvaged materials and colour films, Hunter photographed miniature sculptural forms with multiple exposures as the sun shifts across the space; changing the composition of each structure in remarkable, yet subtle ways.

Presented along side select photographs from the artist’s Slow Sun series, where she seeks to captures the slow passage of light and the sun across the sky. Shot using continuous rolls of colour film exposed over a period of many months. Exposures are made days, and sometimes weeks apart, to produce are saturated extended montages, where the camera aperture creates layered moments in time.

"How do you catch a breath? How do you hold light? How do you hang on to a memory? Pointing to the sky and staring into the sun while passing colour filters in front of the camera aperture creates layered moments in time. Exposures are made days and sometimes weeks apart, allowing a viewer to experience many skies in one image."