The jury members, Lise Beaudry and Sara Knelman, said, “It is our pleasure to award the Gattuso Prize to Jimmy Limit for his show Surplus. Limit’s beautifully executed installation incorporates photography, sculpture, everyday objects and graphic design. Colour, scale and inventive combinations make for a surrealist Pop aesthetic that plays on the intersections among still-life, commerce and the culture of consumption. We found ourselves taken in by the light-hearted spirit here, but also moved by Limit’s considered sense of spatial relationships and keen attention to the architecture of the gallery as frame. This is an ambitious, agile show that takes an expansive view of photography, not only as a way of showing and telling but as a critical structure for seeing and thinking.”
Surplus can be seen through June 6 at Clint Roenisch Gallery. On May 30 at 2 p.m., Jimmy Limit will give a talk and walkthrough of the exhibition.