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Fruit and Ceramic Arrangement 4 (Abundance, Anxiety, Balance, Citrus, Collapse, Desire, Digestion, Distribution, Everyday, Excess, Growth, Longevity, Precarity, Saturation, Storage, Surplus, Time, Uncertainty, Yellow) actual size

© Jimmy Limit

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© Jimmy Limit

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Jimmy Limit

Canadian, born 1982

Fruit and Ceramic Arrangement 4 (Abundance, Anxiety, Balance, Citrus, Collapse, Desire, Digestion, Distribution, Everyday, Excess, Growth, Longevity, Precarity, Saturation, Storage, Surplus, Time, Uncertainty, Yellow) actual size, 2014

inkjet print on cotton rag paper in custom-painted artist's frame

Edition: 1/3

framed: 25 x 36 1/2 inches (63.5 x 92.71 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, 2015

P2015:6.2

More Details

Inscriptions

signature, dated / frame, back

Provenance

the artist;
purchased by Albright-Knox Art Gallery through Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, December 8, 2015

Class

Digital prints
Photographs

Work Type

Inkjet print
Color print (photograph)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Jimmy Limit explores the multilayered relationship between an object and consumerism through photography, which is also used as a tool to sell wares and a commodity in its own right. He constructs images that look familiar, but his subjects only have a clear purpose within the photographic frame’s limits. His most recent body of work is inspired by stock photography, especially the streamlined aesthetic of the Uline shipping company catalog. The quirky sculptures Limit creates and documents reinforce the banality of the everyday items—such as a pineapple or the elbow of a plastic pipe—that he combines into unlikely compositions. Limit’s titles are selected based on descriptive qualities he assigns to each item or group of items and that could be used to index these objects in a sales catalog. Fruit and Ceramic Arrangement 4 (Abundance, Anxiety, Balance, Citrus, Collapse, Desire, Digestion, Distribution, Everyday, Excess, Growth, Longevity, Precarity, Saturation, Storage, Surplus, Time, Uncertainty, Yellow) actual size is a still life composition that retains formal qualities of harmony and balance. Such works build on relevant art-historical precedents, most notably Brassaï’s 1932 photographic series “Involuntary Sculptures,” for which he collected and photographed scraps of paper that had been rolled, folded, or otherwise unconsciously shaped by idle hands.

Label from For the Love of Things: Still Life, February 27–May 29, 2016

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