Chains: Derek Beaulieu
May 1-30, 2008
Private reception May from 5-7pm
Open to the Public from 7-9pm
derek beaulieu is the author of 4 books, the most recent, Chains is a collection of letraset visual poems. Continuously pushing the boundaries and restrictions of the regular life of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, beaulieu's work underscores the playfulness of language and challenges the way readers have come to expect letters to behave. Using techniques that combine graphic design, fine art and experimental writing, beaulieu opens up new ways of approaching and interpreting poetry. Author, editor, publisher, translator, illustrator and sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, derek beaulieu has been published and exhibited internationally.
(portrait by Kevin McPherson)