Liz Knox

Liz Knox’s work is inspired by early conceptualism, examining systems of interpretation with an emphasis on strategies of irony. Excerpt reveals this influence, along with concerns borrowed from Fluxus art and Concrete poetry, documenting 11 well-known art theory texts subjected to a reductive system of interpretation. The chosen texts were inserted chronologically into Microsoft Word, all the words were erased except for those flagged by Microsoft Word as spelling errors. What remains is a distillation of an excerpt of art history, an ironic system for re-reading the familiar, through optics of reference and constructed language. The chronological use of the texts allows the reader a glimpse of the ideas, artists, and theories and their popularity and mutations over time. The book excerpts moments in art theory from the late 1960’s to the late 2000’s.

Self published
4.25″ x 6.85″ (inches), 89 pp, black and white laser, perfect bound, 2011
Edition of 100
$40 CAD

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Liz Knox graduated from the University of Guelph in 2006 and is currently attending Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she is pursuing graduate studies in the visual arts. Knox’s practice explores the way that popular culture is absorbed into the societal fabric over time, her work has been exhibited at the Justina Barnicke Gallery, Toronto; Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury; G Gallery, Toronto; Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Vtape, Toronto, Ephemeroptera, Brooklyn and ie gallery, Vancouver.

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