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Jon Sasaki: Homage

May 7 - Sep 6

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Celebrating the Group of Seven with Jon Sasaki

May 7 @ 3:00 pm

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Jon Sasaki: Homage

May 7 – September 6, 2021

About the Exhibition

Jon Sasaki: Homage is 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 scale yet 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. Through these glowing bacterial landscapes Sasaki has generated a new sublime, a counterpoint to the quotidian nature of what lies beneath. The artifacts from which the microscopic organisms were gathered will be exhibited in dialogue with the photographs, presenting a poignant entanglement of past and present-day artists in the story of Canadian art.

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Jon Sasaki , Microbes Swabbed from a Palette Used by F.H. Varley, 2020, archival print, 91.44 x 91.44 cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery

Jon Sasaki, Microbes Swabbed From a Palette Used by Franklin Carmichael (detail), 2020, archival print, 91.44 x 91.44 cm , Image courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery

Details

Start:
May 7
End:
Sep 6
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Venue

10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
Phone:
1(905) 893-1121

Organizer

McMichael
Phone:
905.893.1121
Email:
info@mcmichael.com
Website:
https://mcmichael.com/