Liz Knox Synopses, 2013
Signed and numbered edition of 50
Using a popular film website's user-generated content advisory as source
material, the artist created one-page synopses for 55 classic films. Equally
absurd, funny, and revealing, each synopsis provides a representation of
the culture of North American films, through multiple viewpoints,
personal hang-ups, and idiosyncratic explanations.
Liz Knox uses conceptual strategies, examining systems of interpretation
with an emphasis on strategies of irony. Knox has an interest in the
optics of reference and the potential of humour. Often her work is site
specific and self-referential, being critical of its own situation as
art as well as its physical and social situation. Primarily working with
text, much of the work exists as artist books, large wall-text
installations, videos, sound, drawings and multiples. Recent exhibitions include Black and Yellow Gallery, Vancouver; G
Gallery, Toronto; Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax; Lawton Gallery, University
of Wisonsin; Vtape, Toronto; the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto;
and Ephemeroptera, Brooklyn.
Liz Knox recently completed her MFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and now lives and works in Toronto.