“Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives” is comprised of 25 prints presenting a survey of imaginary archaeological, medical and zoological subjects. Each lithograph is presented to museum standards with ash wooden frames ready to hang. The exhibition includes an introductory text panel, a short lecture about the show on DVD format, a press packet, and other support materials.

“Envisioned Worlds” travels in two wooden crates (36h x 42w x 32d and 35h x 40w x 25d, combined weight of 400 lbs.) designed for shipping by common carrier with a total value of: $22,500. The exhibition fills 120 feet of running wall space, and is available with no rental fee, with insurance and shipping to be covered by the exhibitor. To schedule this exhibition, contact Beauvais Lyons (email: blyons@utk.edu, mobile: 865-387-0542). CLICK HERE for a copy of the exhibition checklist.

CLICK HERE to view a selection of lithographs from the exhibition.

CLICK HERE to read an artist's statement for the exhibition.

“Lyons and many others working in this genre cultivate a deadpan sensibility in presenting this work. The tension between what is real and imaginary is a source of its aesthetic tension as well as its subversive implications. Additionally, the work is ultimately playful.” 
Lawrence Weschler, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Pantheon, 1996, pp. 74-75.

“…Beauvais Lyons has done more than simply pull off a good prank. He has also raised important questions about our willingness to accept what is presented to us as institutionally sanctioned fact, and out our tendency to romanticize the past. If you are paying attention, it should make you laugh and think.”
Tom Patterson, “Hokes Show Unearths Message,” The Charlotte Observer, Sunday July 9, 1995, p. 2F.

“Going well beyond one single exhibition and into the construction and dissemination of information about the history and material identity of the entire archives, Lyons has increased the scope of his work without sacrificing all of his amazing care for detail and continuity on conceptual, stylistic, and materials levels.”
Linda Hutcheon, Irony’s Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony, Routledge, 1994, p.171


CURRENT EXHIBITION SCHEDULE (Updated: January 9, 2017)

Feb. 6 - Mar. 7, 2015
Hunt Gallery, Webster University
Jeffrey Hughes, Professor of Art History and Criticism
Director, Graduate Studies in Art & Hunt Gallery
Department of Art, Design, and Art History
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
Webster University, St. Louis 63119
Email: hughesja@webster.edu
Mobile: 314-308-9850

July 25-Sept. 5, 2015
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Garry Holstein, Director
USI Division of Outreach and Engagement
506 Main Street, New Harmony, Indiana 47631
Email: gholstein@usi.edu  
Phone: 812/682-3156

September 23rd - November 6th, 2015
Bradley University
Erin Buczynski, Director of Galleries, Exhibitions and Collections
Department of Art, Heuser Art Center 101
1501 W Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625
Email: ezellefrow@bradley.edu
Phone: 309.677.2989

January 25th - March 4th, 2016
Clayton Staples Gallery, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries
Lisa Rundstrom, Director
1845 Fairmount St., Box 67
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0067
Email: sadci@wichita.edu, Lisa.Rundstrom@wichita.edu
Mobile: 316-618-0951
Office 316-978-7706

May 16 – August 12, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 15, 2016, 6-9 pm
Tom McDonnell
Mule Barn Arts Center
Metropolitan Community College
1234 East Hartman Ave
Omaha, NE  68110
Email: tjmcdonnell3@mccneb.edu
Phone: 402-457-2716, 402-457-2400

November 11 - December 9, 2016
Reception: November 18, 2016
Savannah Hill,Gallery Manager
Union Art Gallery
UWM Student Union
2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Room W199
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Office: 414-229-5830
Email: hill72@uwm.edu

January 19 – February 18, 2017
Lecture: January 31, 2017, 6pm
Michael Flanagan, Director
Crossman Gallery Center of the Arts
950 W. Main Street
University of Wisconsin Whitewater, WI 53190 
Phone: 262-472-5708
Skype: emichaelflanagan
Email: flanagam@uww.edu    

August 20 – October 8, 2017
Lecture/Reception: Septemnber 15, 2017 
David Wells, Director
Edgewood College Art Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608.663.3252
Mobile: 608.692.2826
Email: DavidWells@edgewood.edu

October 20 - December 7, 2017
Wigley-Fleming Gallery, Luther College
700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101
David Kamm Gallery Coordinator
Email: kammdavi@luther.edu
Phone: 563-387-1665




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