April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
Jon Sasaki, Day for Night, studio documentation 2014. © Courtesy of the artist.

Crowded on a Velvet Cushion

Performance Workshop

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Jon Sasaki, Day for Night, studio documentation 2014. © Courtesy of the artist.
Visual Arts

During this hands-on painting workshop, participants can learn the meticulous, somewhat ritualistic painting method of George Thomson. Fastidious step-by-step instructions will be given by an instructor. Deviation from the prescribed technique will be strongly discouraged; however, convivial fraternizing with fellow participants will be mandatory, in the spirit of an artist who placed as much importance on community-building as he did on painterly skill.

Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance with Ola Wlusek at owlusek@ottawaartgallery.ca, as participatory spots are limited, however there will be space for drop-in audience and those who wish to observe only. Audience members are welcome to come in at any time and stay for as little or as long as they wish.

Multidisciplinary artist Jon Sasaki borrows Conceptual Art strategies to make works with an emotionally resonant core. Sasaki’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, recently at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Owen Sound, ON); Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina SK); Prairie Art Gallery (Grand Prairie, AB); MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie, ON); Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as in several editions of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Sasaki holds a BFA from Mount Allison University and is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery in Toronto.

This workshop takes place during the Ontario Scene Gallery Crawl and is presented as part of the exhibition:  Jon Sasaki:  Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

Jon Sasaki, Day for Night, studio documentation 2014. © Courtesy of the artist.
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