Originally this production of works was made for a Montreal exhibition at a gallery building that also houses many of Canada's fur dealers. The Hudson Bay Company originated in Quebec in the 17th century (the world's first department store) and North America's fur traders exchanged their pelts for merchandise —commercial objects. "Schmozone" was then presented at the Josh Baer Gallery in New York, and then travelled to Stockholm and Italy.
Photographs were aggressively plastic laminated to animal skins —some pelts were common, others controlled/endangered; and all purchased from an aboriginal dealer. Many of the images spoke of environmental destruction (oil on otters, mercury on cougars, garbage on bears), eco-activism (spit on minks, ketchup on bobcats) and animals as food (meat as murder), while others simply projected a transparent metaphor (cantelope on antelope, tire tracks run-over racoon, dust-bunnies).

Schmozone

"Zedbra Mussels" 1990
"Zedbra Mussels" 1990

(eco-invasion of species into Canada's Great Lakes) color photograph laminated onto zebra skin 124" x 75 inches 315cm x 190,5cm

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"Kool Fox" 1990
"Kool Fox" 1990

Color photograph (of Kool cigarette butts) laminated to arctic fox 44" x 26 inches

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"Methane" 1990
"Methane" 1990

color photograph laminated to cow hide 95¼" x 83⅞ inches / 242cm x 213cm

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"Cow" 1989
"Cow" 1989

color photograph laminated to cow hide

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Art In America review
Art In America review

Review of the "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York by Ken Johnson. Art In America, February Issue 199, pg 149

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Artforum review
Artforum review

Review of the "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York by Jan Avgikos. Artforum, February Issue 1991

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Arts Magazine review
Arts Magazine review

Review of the "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York by Robert Mahoney Arts Magazine, February Issue 1991

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"Schmozone" installation
"Schmozone" installation

Installation view of "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York 1990

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"Schmozone" installation
"Schmozone" installation

Installation view of "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York 1990

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"Schmozone" installation
"Schmozone" installation

Installation view of "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York 1990

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"Spit On Minks" 1989
"Spit On Minks" 1989

Color photographs laminated to mink pelts

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"Spit On Mink" 1989
"Spit On Mink" 1989

Color photographs laminated to mink pelt

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"Spit On Minks" 1989
"Spit On Minks" 1989

Color photographs laminated to mink pelts

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"Spit On Mink" 1989
"Spit On Mink" 1989

Color photographs laminated to mink pelt 33" x 7 inches (15-A)

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"Spit On Mink" 1989
"Spit On Mink" 1989

Color photographs laminated to mink pelt 32" x 6.5 inches (18-D)

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"Cat-sup" 1990
"Cat-sup" 1990

color photograph laminated to bobcat pelt 48" x 32 inches / 122cm x 81,3cm

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"Cat-sup" 1989
"Cat-sup" 1989

Color photograph on bob-cat pelt 36" x 12 inches (A)

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"Cat-sup" 1990
"Cat-sup" 1990

Color photograph laminated to bobcat pelt 48" x 32 inches

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"Cat-sup" 1989
"Cat-sup" 1989

Color photograph on bob-cat pelt 42" x 16 inches (B)

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"Freon" 1990 & "Smuggle Box" 1991
"Freon" 1990 & "Smuggle Box" 1991

color photograph (of anti-freeze and the inside of refrigerator) laminated onto polar bear skin 83⅘" x 71⅗ inches / 213cm x 182cm the sculpture "Smuggle Box" used to conceal the controlled export —its photograph was a declaration of actual content

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"Beached Seal" 1990
"Beached Seal" 1990
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"Caribou" 1990
"Caribou" 1990

color photographs (of caribou steaks) laminated to caribou hide 53" x 46 inches 134,6cm x 116,8cm

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"Beached Seal" 1990
"Beached Seal" 1990

color photograph (of actual HIV infected medical waste) laminated to seal skin 56" x 37 inches 142,3cm x 94cm

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"Caribou" 1990
"Caribou" 1990

color photographs (of caribou steaks) laminated to caribou hide 53" x 46 inches 134,6cm x 116,8cm

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"Beached Seal" 1990
"Beached Seal" 1990

Color photograph (of HIV infected medical waste) laminated to seal skin

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"Mercury Cougars" 1990
"Mercury Cougars" 1990

Color photographs (of mercury) laminated to cougar pelts Edition of five individual works

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"Mercury Cougar" 1990
"Mercury Cougar" 1990

Color photographs (of mercury) laminated to cougar pelt From the edition of five individual works (A)

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"Mercury Cougar" 1990
"Mercury Cougar" 1990

Color photographs (of mercury) laminated to cougar pelt From the edition of five individual works (B)

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"Mercury Cougar" 1990
"Mercury Cougar" 1990

Color photographs (of mercury) laminated to cougar pelt From the edition of five individual works (C)

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"Oils" 1990
"Oils" 1990

Color photographs (of black oil paint) laminated to otter pelts Edition of five individual works

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"Wolverings" 1990
"Wolverings" 1990

Color photographs laminated to wolverine pelts left: 49" x 36 inches right: 50" x 36 inches

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"Zip-Tops" 1989
"Zip-Tops" 1989

Color photographs on Australian opossum skin 29" x 12 inches (A)

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"Zip-Tops" 1989
"Zip-Tops" 1989

Color photographs on badger skin 32" x 21 inches (B)

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"Untitled" 1990
"Untitled" 1990

Color photographs laminated to ocelot skins, framed without glass Edition of 3 individual works left: 16.5" 12.75" x 1.75 inches (75/76/77)

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"Untitled" 1990
"Untitled" 1990

Color photograph laminated to ocelot skin, framed without glass 16.5" 12.75" x 1.75 inches

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"Shoes" 1990
"Shoes" 1990

Color photograph laminated to cow hide

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"Stink" 1989
"Stink" 1989

Color photograph laminated to skunk pelt 35" x 13 inches (B-40)

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"Pork Chops" 1990
"Pork Chops" 1990

color photographs, laminated to pig skins (cut into quarters) and framed. 12 individual works in various sizes, published and exhibited by Anna Freibe Galerie, Köln

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"Hwy" 1990
"Hwy" 1990

Color photograph laminated to cardboard mounted onto raccoon pelt

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"Beaver" 1989
"Beaver" 1989

Color photograph (of the artist's tucked crotch) laminated to beaver pelt 32" x 23 inches (A)

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"Beaver" 1989
"Beaver" 1989

Color photograph (of the artist's tucked crotch) laminated to beaver pelt 34" x 24 inches (B)

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"Beaver" 1989
"Beaver" 1989

Color photograph (of the artist's tucked crotch) laminated to beaver pelt 32.5" x 22.5 inches (C)

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"Beaver" 1989
"Beaver" 1989

Color photograph (of the artist's tucked crotch) laminated to beaver pelt 33" x 24 inches (D)

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"Poison Poissons" 1990
"Poison Poissons" 1990

color photographs of mercury, laminated onto dried sockeye salmon skins

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"Test (Mascara)" 1989
"Test (Mascara)" 1989

Color photograph (of Body Shop mascara) laminated to rabbit skin 20" x 16 inches (A)

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"Test (Preg)" 1989
"Test (Preg)" 1989

Color photograph (of pregnancy test kit) laminated to rabbit skin 19" x 13 inches (B)

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"Test (Mascara)" 1989
"Test (Mascara)" 1989

Color photograph (of Body Shop mascara) laminated to rabbit skin 21" x 12.5 inches (C)

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"Test (Preg)" 1989
"Test (Preg)" 1989

Color photograph (of pregnancy test kit) laminated to rabbit skin 21" x 12 inches (A)

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"Fake" 1989
"Fake" 1989

Color photograph (of fake Rolex watch) on Brazilian trompe l'oeil rabbit skin 20" x 13 inches (A)

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"Fake" 1989
"Fake" 1989

Color photograph (of fake Rolex watch) on Brazilian trompe l'oeil rabbit skin 20" x 12 inches (B)

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"Fake" 1989
"Fake" 1989

Color photograph (of fake Rolex watch) on Brazilian trompe l'oeil rabbit skin 20" x 13 inches (C)

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"Dust Bunnies" 1990
"Dust Bunnies" 1990

black and white photographs laminated to rabbit pelts, stuffed with popcorn. from the edition of nine individual works

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"Dustbunnies" 1990
"Dustbunnies" 1990

Black and white photographs laminated to rabbit pelts, stuffed with popcorn From the series of nine individual works

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"Dustbunnies" 1990
"Dustbunnies" 1990

black and white photographs laminated to rabbit pelts, stuffed with popcorn. from the edition of nine individual works

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"Pork Chop" 1990
"Pork Chop" 1990

color photograph, laminated to pig skin (cut into quarters) and framed. published and exhibited by Anna Freibe Galerie, Köln

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New Yorker review
New Yorker review

Review of the "Schmozone" exhibition at Josh Baer Gallery, New York. The New Yorker, November 19th, 1990

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