University of Southern Indiana

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art


July 25 - September 5


New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

Envisioned Worlds

Beauvais Lyons


July 25th – September 5th, 2015

Art and Antique Stroll August 29th, 2015 from 4-7 p.m.


The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art invites you to join us from July 25th to September 5th for Envisioned Worlds. Beauvais Lyons will be at the University of Southern Indiana on August 28th for an afternoon workshop and lecture and in New Harmony for the Art and Antique Stroll on August 29th from 4-7pm.

“Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives,” presents a twenty-five year survey of prints by Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lyons, who is the self-appointed Director of the Hokes (pronounced “hoax”) Archives, has been creating elaborate works of academic and museum parody for over three decades. This exhibition offers a window into his invented worlds.

Lyons’s art might be regarded as a form of science fiction, but one that uses historical methods of representation. His art is informed by literary and cinematic traditions of mock-documentation, and he often accompanies his exhibitions to talk about the imaginary founder of the Archives, Everitt Ormsby Hokes. This exhibition is comprised of twenty-five lithographs from three of his projects “Reconstruction of an Aazudian Temple, “ Hokes Medical Arts,” and “The Association for Creative Zoology.” In addition to the lithographs, there is a selection of Aazudian pottery and an introductory video lecture in the exhibition.

Lyons has taught printmaking in the University of Tennessee since 1985. He received his MFA degree from Arizona State University in 1983 and his BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. Lyons’ one-person exhibitions have been presented at over 60 museums and galleries in the United States and abroad. His prints are in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. PA.



The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is an outreach partner of the University of Southern Indiana. The gallery is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812/682-3156 

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