Today’s Comfort & Joy artist spotlight is a shout-out to the photography of Kirk Johnston, whose work you may already be familiar with if you have visited our office space in the past year!
Kirk Johnston has been interested in photography since he was a teenager. An image from his first roll of film was entered into competition at the Red River Exhibition Provincial Open Photo Competition in Winnipeg and he received an honourable mention for his inaugural effort. Since his early retirement in 2001 he has greatly expanded his photographic horizons. He has been active in the Latow Photographers Guild, Arts Burlington and the Burlington Art Centre for the last number of years. Photographic competitions at the club, city, regional and national levels have been met with considerable success.
Major areas of interest are Character Portraits which represent pseudo-documentary perspectives, Abstract interpretations of everyday subjects, Travel photography emphasizing colour and texture of different cultures and the people of these cultures, Old Car Parts which view specific parts of classic or hot rod vehicles as greater than the sum of those parts, and Landscape photography that presents a different point of view.
Kirk made a substantial donation of photography prints to The AIDS Network in the winter of 2017 for our first ever art-based fundraiser, and we are very excited to bring these pieces back out of the vaults and into the spotlight (we might even be willing to part with some of the pieces we currently have beautifying our office space!).
Join us on December 6th, 6:00pm-10:00pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for Comfort & Joy, a charity silent art auction in support of The AIDS Network. This fabulous fundraiser featuring amazing drag and musical talent and an incredible silent auction featuring a variety of one of a kind gifts from talented local artists and makers will help us to continue to provide some of our most valued programs and services.
Advance tickets are available through Bruha.com , tickets will also be sold at the door.