Jon Sasaki, Georgian Bay with Noisy Part Boats Omitted, Folded digital photo, 2017, photo: Photo credit: Toni Hafkenscheid. Courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery
Jon Sasaki (Artist Research Residency Series)
Working with the existing photographs from The Rooms collections, Jon Sasaki treats images as a material, manipulating them to create a simple shift in perspective. He interrogates the editorial decisions of the Group of Seven, who subtracted and embellished aspects of the landscape to suit an idealized version of Nature. With this new body of work, Sasaki examines how these fictions inform our contemporary relationship to the physical world and our constructions of national identity.