Libby Leshgold Gallery

The Libby Leshgold Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Liz Knox's video work Infinite Scroll, as part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program for Emily Carr University’s Urban Screen. The screening will commence on July 4, 2022.


For Infinite Scroll, Liz Knox performs in a one-shot endurance video reminiscent of 1970s Conceptual Art videos (subtly nodding especially at John Baldessari’s I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971). As time passes, questions about artists begin to fill the screen. The nature of the questions shifts and mutates. Some seem to have been penned by aspiring artists, others by laypeople curious about sales or artistic temperaments. A portion of the queries are ambiguously about artists, while others are about a specific subset (writers, tattoo artists, musicians). Perspective continually shifts as the screen slowly populates with text. Questions were collected from Quora, a crowd-sourced question-and-answer platform. The artist selected the questions based on their popularity on the website or for how common they were. Infinite Scroll highlights the ubiquitous and often humorous ways we go about trying to understand ourselves and others.


Liz Knox uses conceptual strategies to examine systems of interpretation with an emphasis on irony. Language is the most common thread in her work, and a regular starting point is found text. Projects are often the result of deep dives into obscure archives and other Google holes. Endurance plays a large role in Knox’s practice and has seeped into her personal life in the form of distance running. Most of her works exist as conceptual portraits that employ endurance and fulfill rigorous research.


Knox studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and completed her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, in 2013. She is an artist based in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals across Canada including at Access Gallery, Vancouver; Paved Arts, Saskatoon; Vtape, Toronto; Art Gallery of Grande Prairie; Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston; and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto. She has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council.


The Urban Screen, located on the north-east wall of the Wilson Arts Plaza, is an initiative of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program in conjunction with the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. To date, the program has included the work of Barry Doupé, Dana Claxton, Marina Roy, Cole Pauls, Diyan Achjadi, Laiwan, and Kandis Williams. The screen operates daily from 8am-9pm.






Canada Council for the Arts


Liz Knox, Still from Infinite Scroll (2022). Courtesy of the artist.