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Celebrating the Group of Seven with Jon Sasaki

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrating the Group of Seven with Jon Sasaki

May 7, 2021

3 pm

About the talk

On the anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition, join McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy in conversation with Jon Sasaki on the subject of reframing the landscape painting genre through the lens of photography.

About the exhibition

Jon Sasaki: Homage a suite of photographs depicting petri dishes with bloomed bacterial cultures derived from swabs of the palettes and easels used by members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, objects held in the archives of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. These large-scale works are monumental in scaleyet they reveal microscopic detail, affirming a playful reverence towards the Group’s legacy while reframing the genre of landscape painting through the lens of photography.

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Jon Sasaki 
Microbes Swabbed From an Easel 
Thought to Have Been Used by Frank Johnston, 2020  
archival print  
91.44 x 91.44 cm
Image courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery

Watch the talk


May 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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