Pelly's Mission 2982
digital lightjet print, 2006
on verso signed and editioned 1/3 on the artist's label
53 1/4 x 48 in, 135.3 x 121.9 cm
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for: $6,250
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
Elizabeth Zvonar, Vancouver Art Gallery, justification documents for their acquisition of another edition of this work
Elizabeth Zvonar graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design with a BFA in 2002. She has had solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2009); Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite (2015); Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam (2017); Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver (2017); and Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver (2020), to name but a few. Zvonar has received several honours and awards including the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Award for Emerging Visual Artist in 2009, and the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award in 2015. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto.
Zvonar incorporates images of art, fashion, science and popular culture culled from magazines in order to create her striking collages. The inspiration for Pelly's Mission 2982 (2006) was a photograph of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, a theatre in Montreal’s Place-des-arts complex. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier was named after the influential philanthropist (also known as Pelly) who served as an advisor for the ambitious Place-des-arts project originally constructed for Expo 67. To create this futuristic work, Zvonar playfully turned the image upside down and filled it with rainbow gradient. The artist’s fascination for the cosmic and the utopian is manifest in her description of this work: “[F]lipped upside down, the theatre’s acoustic panels become a distant mothership, the people filling the 2982 theatre seats become the stars, and it is possible to believe that we are viewing deep space travel in the year 2982.”
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