22 x 60 inch archival inkjet print on transparent film
To make Mirror Window, at dusk (2019), Natalie Hunter photographed the same window in a familiar domestic setting at different times in one day, using 120mm film and a collection of handmade colour filters. Rolling the film through the camera on each exposure produced elongated double exposures that flipped the image of the window, much like a reflection through glass, or the mirror space of the camera. Printed on transparent film and installed away from the wall on a hand made armature, the imagery in Mirror Window, at dusk (2019) reflects, bends, and produces latent images on the walls and surfaces surrounding the work. We aren’t sure what the true image is: the image, its mirror copy, or the latent images on the wall. Depending on the time of day, the angle of the sun, or a viewer’s perspective, Mirror Window, at dusk (2019) appears different each time it is viewed, creating a durational encounter while calling attention to the slow passage of light through time and the ever-unfolding, fluid experiences we share in the spaces in which we dwell.
Natalie Hunter is a visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over the past decade she has combined the immaterial principles of photography - light and time - with the material aspects of sculpture to produce multilayered and immersive photo-based installations on transparent film. She 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, including: Rodman Hall ArtsCentre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Smokestack Gallery, Hamilton Supercrawl, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, 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, and the University of Manitoba School of Arts Gallery, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford B.C. as part of Capture Photography Festival in 2023. 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 (2017). She lives and works in her home city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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