Jon Sasaki Homage
Softcover, 100 pages
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2021
Authors- Jon Sasaki, Sarah Milroy, Alison Douglas
In Homage, large-scale photographs by Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki depict glowing bacterial landscapes. Shown in microscopic detail, these bloomed bacterial cultures derive from swabs of the palettes and easels used by members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, held in the collection of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Sasaki's images affirm a playful reverence toward the Group's legacy while reframing the genre of landscape painting through the lens of photography.