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Seats of Power, is a collection of portraits of the chairs upon which sit political, business, cultural, spiritual, and media icons in Canada – from the grassroots, to municipal, provincial, and national levels of prominence. The work, which explicitly employs the language of commercial photography, asks the viewer to consider whether these chairs, both individual seats and institutional ones, are worthy of those who use them and how they function as symbols of power, hierarchy, and status. By examining the objects themselves, what if anything can we learn about the individuals who occupy them, or the expectations, responsibilities, or promise (or lack thereof) a chair can inspire?