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Sarah Anne Johnson
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curator Cliff Eyland
Above: Bruce Kirton, Leonard Age 63, photograph, 2006, 4'x5'
The photographs presented here are from a series called Circumstantial Evidence. This title refers to the quick judgments and opinions that a person forms in their mind, of someone else through a small glimpse into one aspect of another person's life. In this case the small glimpse is a photograph, taken of objects that were situated on the tops of dressers belonging to particular people. The reason I chose dressers for this work was that I was intrigued by the idea of a plain, functional piece of furniture being transformed into a stage, showcasing the objects placed upon it. I was also interested in the way that most dressers can be used to reflect one's personal space.Bruce Kirton is a sessional instructor in photography at the University of Manitoba School of Art. He was educated at the University of Manitoba and received a Master of Fine Arts degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Kirton has shown is work in Canada and the United States, including solo exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (1990) and Plug In ICA (1983).