This is an update to these previous blogs:
- Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival May 1-31, 2015 Toronto, Canada: 11 Public Installations in the Urban Landscape, and
- Nikon Canada is Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival’s Official Camera Partner: Contests & Most Events @ No Cost, Toronto May 1-31, 2015.
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival announced that The Gattuso Prize goes to Jimmy Limit for his exhibition Surplus at Clint Roenisch Gallery – a Featured Exhibition in the Festival.
Clint Roenisch Gallery
Presents a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
By Jimmy Limit
Talk and Walkthrough of the Exhibition: May 30 at 2pm
Exhibition Continues Until 6 June, 2015
Clint Roenisch Gallery
190 St Helens Ave
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
P: +1 (416) 516-8593
Surplus is about excesses, extras, and digital possibilities. Through video, photography, and sculpture, the exhibition focuses on photo-based surplus as a lens through which to see the wider world of production and distribution. Jimmy Limit’s installations, photographs, artist books and photogenic sculptures explore the distribution and function of photographs, as well as the tension between image and object.
The Gattuso Prize
- The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT 2015.
- A jury composed of two professionals in the arts will consider each of the exhibitions in this category of the Festival.
- The Prize is awarded based on the caliber and concept of the work, the overall impact of the presentation, and the curatorial vision of the exhibition. Any exhibitions curated or organzied by CONTACT are not considered.
Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!
Jimmy Limit wins The Gattuso Prize
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is pleased to announce that The Gattuso Prize goes to Jimmy Limit for his exhibition Surplus at Clint Roenisch Gallery – a Featured Exhibition in the Festival.
The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT 2015. The jury, artist and lecturer Lise Beaudry, and writer, curator and lecturer Sara Knelman, based their decision on the caliber and concept of the work, the curatorial vision, and the overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.
“We were delighted to be invited to jury this year’s prize, and enjoyed spending time with the remarkable roster of eligible Feature Exhibitions. 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.” — Lise Beaudry and Sara Knelman
Surplus is about excesses, extras, and digital possibilities. Through video, photography, and sculpture, the exhibition focuses on photo-based surplus as a lens through which to see the wider world of production and distribution. Jimmy Limit’s installations, photographs, artist books and photogenic sculptures explore the distribution and function of photographs, as well as the tension between image and object. His 2014 solo exhibition Recent Advancements at Rodman Hall won an OAAG Exhibition of the Year award. Limit received his BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2012. He lives and works in St. Catharines, Ontario.
On Saturday May 30th, join Jimmy Limit for a talk and walkthrough of the exhibition at 2pm at Clint Roenisch Gallery. The exhibition Surplus has been extended until June 6.
About the Jury
Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist originally from Earlton, a rural community near the Ontario/Quebec border. Now residing in Toronto, she is a professor in the Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto in Mississauga and a consultant with the Ontario Arts Council. Her photographic and video work has been presented across Canada and internationally.
Sara Knelman is a writer, curator and lecturer. She has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and has worked as the Talks Programmer at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Her writing has appeared in various books, exhibition catalogues and magazines, including Frieze, Source, and Canadian Art.
CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the generous support and contributions of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. The Foundation demonstrates strong leadership and influences innovation across all charitable sectors in Canada including health care, culture and the arts.
The Gattuso Prize was formerly known as the BMW Prize and was established in 2011.
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