ASSOCIATION FOR CREATIVE ZOOLOGY EXHIBITION INFORMATION

 

 

Beauvais Lyons

820 Normandy Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919-7071 USA

Voice: 01-865-387-0542

Url: http://web.utk.edu/~blyons

Email: blyons@utk.edu

 

“The Association for Creative Zoology” is the current traveling exhibition from the Hokes Archives. Created by Beauvais Lyons, the project is a work of mock-documentation presenting an invented system of creation science. Images from the project, and more information is posted on the Hokes Archives website ( http://web.utk.edu/~blyons) under the “zoology” link.

Earlier versions of this project have been presented at the Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia and twice at the Scopes Trial Festival  held each summer in Dayton, Tennessee.  A good review of the project by Andrea Kirsh is posted on the Philadelphia ArtBlog:
http://theartblog.org/2010/09/humor-at-work-beauvais-lyons-at-the-american-philosophical-society-and-the-dufala-brothers-at-haverford-college/

 

The project is presented on two kiosks that display 15 prints, 6 taxidermy specimens, a ceramic replica of a fossil, and various small props, including a ceramic plate, a mason jar with an insect-snake, a replica of a centaur statue, and a bottle of dog-fish elixer. Additional prints are included for presentation on a nearby wall. The exhibition includes a short 8-minute video for projection or monitor presentation.  The whole installation requires a gallery of about 1,000 square feet with ceiling of at least 12 feet in height.

 

While most of the exhibition materials are crated, because of the size of the kiosk elements, it is best shipped in a 15 foot box truck. I will work with exhibiting galleries and museums to arrange for transportation, installation, de-assembly and return transportation of the exhibition.

 

CRATE 1: 35 (H) x 41 (W) x 33 (D) inches.

Weight: 320 lbs. 27.4 cubic feet, 11.68 lbs./cubic foot

Contents: 15 lithographs

 

1. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: title page

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2008

Value: $1,000

 

2. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Micropterus trichopilaris

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2007

Value: $1,000

 

3. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Taurus crockettensis

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2007

Value: $1,000

 

4. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Trichopiscedae

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2007

Value: $1,000

 

5. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Coluber jeremi

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2006

Value: $1,000

 

6. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Austrolapithecus simiacentaurensis

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 x 2 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2006

Value: $1,000

 

7. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Vulpes vicugna

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2008

Value: $1,000

 

8. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Macropus potentimuris and Macropus claroscurus

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2008

Value: $1,000

 

9. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Panthera Liberalis

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2009

Value: $1,000

 

10. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Mazosorbedae

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2006

Value: $1,000

 

11. Title; “Rare Zoological Specimens: Choirpteridae

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2006

Value: $1,000

 

12. Title; “Taurus Crockettensis of Tennessee Circa 3200 BC”

Dimensions: 19 x 25 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2009

Value: $1,000

 

13. Title; “Emblem for The Association for Creative Zoology”

Dimensions: 15 x 20 inches, 29 x 34 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2007

Value: $1,000

 

14. Title; “Proposal to Erect a Statue in Central Park, New York City”

Dimensions: 28 x 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2008

Value: $1,000

 

15. Title; “Catching a Groundhog-fish on the Holston River”

Dimensions: 22 x 28 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2010

Value: $1,000

 

CRATE 2: 34 (H) x 59 (W) x 34 (D) inches.

Weight: 245 lbs., 39.47 cubic feet, 6.21 lbs./cubic foot

Contents: 4 taxidermy specimens

 

1. Title; “Groundhog-Fish”

Medium: mounted taxidermy

Dimensions: 16 x 26 x 6 inches

Year: 2010

Value: $2,000

 

2. Title; “Gorilla-hen”

Medium: mounted taxidermy

Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 14 inches

Year: 2009

Value: $1,000

 

3. Title; “Raccoon Crow”

Medium: mounted taxidermy

Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 10 inches

Year: 2010

Value: $1,500

 

4. Title; “Pekinese-Duck and Bird-Dachshund”

Medium: 2 mounted taxidermy specimens

Dimensions: 16 x 26 x 6 inches

Year: 2009

Value: $1,000

 

 

CRATE 3: 34 (H) x 41 (W) x 33 (D) inches.

Weight:  190 lbs., 26.62 cubic feet, 7.14 lbs./cubic foot

Contents: prints, 1 taxidermy specimen and other display materials

 

1. Title; “Ex Libris Kasterlee Zoo: Mensaap Stier

Dimensions: 15 x 20 inches, 21 x 25 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph, Value: $500

 

2. Title; “Ex Libris Kasterlee Zoo: Eend Muskusrat

Dimensions: 15 x 20 inches, 21 x 25 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph, Value: $500

 

3. Title; “Ex Libris Kasterlee Zoo: Vos Arend

Dimensions: 15 x 20 inches, 21 x 25 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph, Value: $500

 

4. Title; “Female North American Raccoon Crow”

Dimensions: 15 x 20 inches, 21 x 25 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph, Value: $500

 

5. Title; “Flying Squirrel”

Medium: mounted taxidermy

Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 6 inches

Year: 2010

Value: $1,500

 

6. Title; “Reproduction of a Centaur Statue”

Medium: cast resin

Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 11 inches

Year: n/d

Value: $100

 

7. Title; “Reproduction of a Ming Dynasty Plate”

Medium: ceramics on plate stand

Dimensions: 10 inches in diameter

Value: $500

 

8. Title; “Insecto-serpensis

Medium: rubber ant-snake in mason jar

Dimensions: 8 inches tall

Value: $100

 

9. Title; “Bull Raccoon Hat on Stand”

Medium: plastic horned raccoon hat with wooden stand

Dimensions: variable

Value: $150

 

10. Title; “Dog-Fish Elixer

Medium: bottle with label

Dimensions: 5 inches tall

Value: $20

 

11. Title; “2007 Scopes Festival”

Medium: 8-minute film on DVD

Dimensions: variable

Value: $30

 

12. Title; “Printed Fans”

Medium: letterpress

Dimensions: 10 inches

Value: for sale at $5 each (not counted in insurance value)

 

13. Title; “Bull Raccoon T-Shirts”

Medium: screenprinted

Dimensions: variable (S,M,L, XL)

Value: $25 each (not counted in insurance value)

 

14. Title; “Bull Raccoon Hat”

Medium: plastic horned raccoon hat

Dimensions: variable (for display on hat stand with mirror, viewers are welcome to try this hat on. Not counted in insurance value)

Value: $120

 

CRATE 4: 12 (H) x 44 (W) x 38 (D) inches.

Weight: 145 lbs., 11.61 cubic feet, 12.49 lbs./cubic foot

Contexts: mounted ceramic relief

 

1. Title: “Taurus crockettensis Fossil”

Medium: mounted ceramic relief

Dimensions: 29 x 34 x 2 inches

Year: 2009

Value: $2,000

 

CRATE 5: size and weight to be determined

Contents: additional prints

 

1. Title; “Ornithological Quadrupeds – Title Page”

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

2. Title; “American Badger Swallow”

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

3. Title; “Long-tailed Marmot Heron

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

4. Title; “Asian Lark Lemming”

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

5. Title; “Burmese Lion Hawk”

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

2. Title; “Nordic Hare Falcon”

Dimensions: 28 s 22 inches, 34 x 29 inches framed

Medium: hand-printed lithograph

Year: 2012

Value: $1,000

 

UNCRATED MATERIALS:  2 Kiosks

Side sections, awning, shelving units and hardware of Kiosk

Main sections of Kiosk and ACZ sign

Black Foot locker with support materials

Black chair

 

Each wooden kiosk is roughly 4 x 10 x 8 feet tall with a canvas awning. They are painted flat black and are designed to short term outdoor use, or can be installed in a gallery setting.  They are assembled with carriage bolts and nuts provided and are labeled for assembly. Each kiosk is valued at $1,000.