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Fantastic Fauna-Chimeric Creatures

July 18, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Fantastic Fauna-Chimeric Creatures features factitious historical and scientific parodies by Dr. Beauvais Lyons, Director of the Hokes Archives and art professor at the University of Tennessee. Part archaeologist, part scientist, part satirist, part artistic visionary, Director Lyons, on behalf of the Association for Creative Zoology, presents evidence that exotica throughout the animal world is merely a representation of the creative presence in all things. Creatures that have never been seen before are examples of the “zoomorphic juncture”, or the combination of previously built species into new works of creation from the building blocks of existing organisms. They are presented as meticulously rendered lithographs and taxidermy specimens, and stand as a representation of the Hokes Archives’ collection of imaginary archaeology, zoology, and medicine.

Details

Start:
July 18, 2019
End:
January 26
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Website:
https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/exhibitions/fantastic-fauna-chimeric-creatures/

Organizer

Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Phone:
919.515.3503
Email:
gregg@ncsu.edu
Website:
https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/

Venue

Gregg Museum of Art & Design
1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Phone:
919.515.3503
Website:
https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/