GALLERY EXHIBITION: Elizabeth Zvonar, The Future is Coming Every Day
November 18, 2017 – January 07, 2018
RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST
Wednesday, December 13 | 6-8pm
The Future Is Coming Every Day is a solo exhibition of recent collage and found images by Vancouver artist Elizabeth Zvonar. In this body of work, Zvonar explores core ideas of feminism, metaphysics, and time, influenced by her reading of the latest translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. First published in 1949, this seminal Western feminist text critiques the then dominant cultural framing of female as object and male as subject, a flawed binary distinction of gender and sex that maintains a troubling presence in contemporary culture.
Using the medium of collage—the assemblage of distinct, individual elements into a new whole—Zvonar creates her own visual language. She deconstructs and remixes images from popular culture, carefully chosen from the pages of books and magazines, to create new compositions that open up multiple alternative narratives.
Acclaimed for her sculpture, photography, and collage, Zvonar, a member of Port Moody Senior Secondary’s class of 1990, has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally. Zvonar obtained her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2001. She has received such awards as the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award for Emerging Visual Artist (2009), the Emily Award (2011), and the Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award (2015). From 2012 to 2015, Zvonar held the post of City of Vancouver Artist in Residence. She was recently inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and shortlisted for the 2016 AIMIA, the photography prize of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto and lives in Vancouver.