The compressed pictorial composition, near-total image obliteration, and over-saturated color in Zibners’ digital drawings and inkjet collages are visual representations of the outside world’s informational and emotional overload that she observes while existing in relative calm within the confinements of domesticity and motherhood. The result is bright and enticing—but almost too bright, like a warning or discomfort signal, borderline grotesque. Material choices confuse the work’s sense of meaning, resulting in art objects that defy delicacy and esteem.
AS IT WAS features work from Zibners’ Hold You series in N4th Gallery, and earlier works from Mimi’s Diary and How Bad Can it Get in Gallery X. On view through February 24, 2023.
Image: “Suck it Mountain,” inkjet paper and matte medium, 9’ x 9’