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Co-published by The Doris McCarthy Gallery, Kenderdine Art Gallery, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, MacLaren Art Centre, Prairie Art Gallery, and Dunlop Art Gallery
Good Intentions is the first monograph on this dryly hilarious and ever-hopeful artist's multifaceted practice. Through his videos, objects, performance, and installation, Jon Sasaki investigates an eternal optimism that is filled with the trappings of failure. Alternatively absurd, hilarious, and tragic, Sasaki's works are about perpetually trying...really, really hard. With full-colour illustrations and critical essays by curators Ann MacDonald, Crystal Mowry, and Ben Portis, the Good Intentions catalogue looks at themes of failure, pathos, comedy/tragedy, and risk as found in Sasaki's romantic conceptual works.
Curators: Ann MacDonald, Crystal Mowry, and Ben Portis
Description: 80 pages, 161 colour images
Essays: Ann MacDonald, Crystal Mowry, Ben Portis