March to May, 2021
On view 24/7 from the windows at 1265 Howe Street. Sassoon’s exhibition features gifs, lava rocks, blue light, and pigment prints on silk alluding to the deepest trenches of our oceans and the ancient god of the underworld.
Nicolas Sassoon’s work has long been concerned with the tensions between the pixel and the screen, reflecting on their entanglement and materiality by integrating pixelated figures, moiré patterns and early computer graphics into experiential displays. This focus on early computer graphics is driven by the sculptural, material and pictorial qualities of this imagery, as well as its limitations and its poetics. Sassoon’s work often explores the projective dimensions of screen- based space, and the many relationships between computer technology and the natural world. His research leads him to engage in cross-disciplinary projects in the fields of architecture, electronic music, textiles, and art. Nicolas Sassoon lives and works in Vancouver BC Canada, on the unceded territories of the Sḵwxwx ú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səlíllwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəyyəm (Musqueam) Nations. His work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art (US) Eyebeam (US), Current Museum (US), Vancouver Art Gallery (CA), Plugin ICA (CA), Contemporary Art Gallery (CA), Charles H.Scott Gallery (CA), Western Front (CA), PRETEEN Gallery (MX), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), the Centre d’Art Bastille (FR), House of Electronic Basel (SW), Arti et Amicitiae (NL), MU Eindhoven (NL) , Today Art Museum (CN), Chronus Art Center (CN), the Berlin Fashion Week (DE)) and the New-York Fashion Week (US).