Jon Sasaki

A Day Becomes A Sunrise
The Rooms, St. John’s, Newfoundland

January 15, 2020 – June, 2020

During his research residency with The Rooms collections, Jon Sasaki examined photographs, lantern slides and glass plate negatives (an early format for capturing images) that commercial artists modified through painting, cutting and pasting. Their choices reflect how they believed this province’s landscape, people and wildlife should look.  By drawing attention to these changes, Sasaki shows that any image can be fabricated.

Esker Foundation
May 30 – September 5, 2020, opening May 29, 6-10pm

Jon Sasaki’s multidisciplinary practice delves into the potentially generative outcomes of failure and futility. Sasaki’s solo exhibition at Esker Foundation will centre around a selection of his videos from the past decade that depict the artist’s persistent, sometimes reckless refusal to accept the obsolescence or inadequacy of everyday objects

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
May 2020

Legacy Art Project Toronto, Terry Fox
439 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Open Fall 2020


February 8, 2020