Curated by Marcie Bronson
January 18 to May 4, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, January 23, 8 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 27, 7 pm
Inspired by the design of industrial supply catalogues, Jimmy Limit builds and photographs simple constructions made of hardware store goods and exotic fruits. Selecting his subjects for their aesthetic interest rather than use, he engages them from a strictly formal standpoint by stacking, balancing and arranging them to establish interesting visual relationships that emphasize similarities or contrasts in colour, shape and texture. In doing so, Limit liberates these objects from their usual functions (which often remain a mystery to him) and imagines new, absurd forms that are purposefully made, but lack purpose. Drawing on commercial and stock photography practices, Limit explores the medium’s dual role as a tool of commerce and as a commodity itself, and considers how desire is created and sold.
Jimmy Limit, White with Blue Caps (Cooperation, Denial, Fashion, Isolation, Nobody, Progress, Success, Teamwork, Unity) (detail), 2012, digital C print. Courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery.