Jon Sasaki: Good Intentions
Author: Ann MacDonald, Crystal Mowry and Ben Portis
Publisher: Doris McCarthy Gallery
Size: 28.8 x 22.2
Utilizing video, objects, performance and installation, Jon Sasaki takes cynicism, futility and tragedy as starting points, countering the thematic heaviness with dry, comic delivery. Through a multitude of scenarios where heroic attempts often result in failure, Sasaki evokes the tradition of slapstick cinema and Sasaki himself the figure of Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin. With full-colour illustrations and three critical essays this first monograph looks at themes of failure, pathos, comedy/tragedy and risk as found in Sasaki's romantic conceptual works. Publication accompanying the exhibition of the same name traveling across Canada through to 2013. Jon Sasaki lives and works in Toronto. Published with the Doris McCarthy Gallery.