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  • Jon Sasaki, Microbes Swabbed from a Palette Used by F.H. Varley, 2020, ink-jet print, 36 × 36". From the eight-part suite Homage, 2020–21.

    Jon Sasaki, Microbes Swabbed from a Palette Used by F.H. Varley, 2020, ink-jet print, 36 × 36". From the eight-part suite Homage, 2020–21.

    Jon Sasaki

    McMichael Canadian Art Collection

    For nearly two decades, Jon Sasaki’s Conceptualist project—via sculpture, drawing, photography, video, performance, and installation—has deconstructed and satirized traditional genres of artmaking in impressively inventive ways. Periodically focused on landscape, the artist often exhibits apparent affection for his subjects and themes. Eschewing fully dematerialized strategies and cynical one-liners, Sasaki is a rigorous practitioner of reskilling and enthusiastically embraces “wrong” uses of technology while systematically exploring unconventional materials.

    Sasaki’s show at the McMichael—a site

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