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Jon Sasaki: A Vague Sense of an Impending Something

JON SASAKI | A VAGUE SENSE OF AN IMPENDING SOMETHING
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016

OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY 15 JANUARY, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Production Still-Dead End Eastern Market Detroit 2015-image credit Jon Sasaki

JON SASAKI | A VAGUE SENSE OF AN IMPENDING SOMETHING
For his exhibition A Vague Sense of an Impending Something, Jon Sasaki presents a new large-scale light installation in the form of a functioning but fragmented and indecipherable digital clock, counting steadily from 9999 down to zero. Although it will not be apparent at what point in the process viewers have walked in, they will nevertheless be aware that something inevitably is about to begin or something is about to come to an end. Ambiguous and possibly unsettling, the piece is intended to invite free associations ranging from the apocalyptic to the microwave popcorn is almost ready.

JON SASAKI is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist and holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB). Sasaki’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at galleries including the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as a recent performance project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. In fall of 2014 he completed an outdoor public installation at Sheridan College, (Oakville, ON) as part of their Temporary Contemporary commissioning program. Selected group exhibitions include Platform Art Spaces (Melbourne Australia); Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Art, (Tokyo, Japan); and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON). He is the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize (Dufftown, Scotland.) Sasaki is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto. www.jonsasaki.com

Jon Sasaki would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Lee Henderson, Alex Bowron, The Canadian Residency, Peter Rozek, and Sheridan College.

Read Some Things That May Or May Not Relate by ALEX BOWRON, an essay published alongside JON SASAKIS exhibition.