Featuring prints of Zvonar’s collage work as well as sculptures, Banal Baroque is a conversation about daydreaming and history, the future and metaphysics, and sex and other complications, all tinged with a light humour. Zvonar continues to explore themes of the unknown and the possibility of something more. The most interesting abstractions leave room enough for metaphor, or maybe the most interesting metaphors leave room enough for abstraction.
Zvonar draws her imagery from contemporary fashion and science magazines, as well as lifestyle monthlies from bygone eras, altering the source material to produce strange and seductive images that demand close contemplation. Blind Love, (2013), for example, displays multiple layers of possibility.
Elizabeth Zvonar graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in 2001. Since then, her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Canadian and international museums and institutions, including the Contemporary Art Gallery, The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Western Front, Vancouver; Cohan and Leslie, New York; Geisai, Tokyo; The Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF), Bergen, Norway; and Consolidated Works, Seattle. Her work has been seen most recently in Canada in the group shows Freedom of Assembly at Oakville Galleries and New Meditations at Daniel Faria Gallery.