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 addresses the excess of images that exist online, the photos that stay backed-up on hard drives, the artwork that is unexhibited or unsold and in storage, the many ideas that only half materialize, and the multitude of display options for translating digital, photo-based images. Taking inspiration from the thousands of images he looks at on eBay, Google Images, stock photography websites, e-commerce sites, museum archives, and contemporary art aggregates, Limit’s photographs look strange yet familiar. 
 Absorption, Abundance, Ambiguity, Anxiety, Archaeology, Art, Balance, Citrus, Collapse, Commerce, Commodity, Culture, Desire, Digestion, Digital, Distribution, Economy, Everyday, Excess, Failure, Foam, Frustration, Future, Growth, History, Humour, Isolation, Longevity, Luxury, Mediation, Memory, Modern, Money, Network, Precarity, Production, Profit, Reality, Redundancy, Saturation, Solution, Storage, Strange, Success, Superfluous, Surplus, Time, Translation, Ubiquity, Uncertainty, Unnecessary, Yellow.
Supported by the Ontario Arts Council.