Canadian poet, publisher & anthologist derek beaulieu is a writer obsessed w/ the upscaling of lowercase gestures; we interviewed him about the state of his practice back in CAROUSEL 27.
beaulieu' first major solo exhibition, 'How To Read', is opening this Fri Mar 22 at Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharine's, ON — it runs in the Showroom space until May 10, 2013. 'How To Read' moves beaulieu’s work from print into the gallery, where he explores the materiality of the page and the letter. Acknowledging that the information age has changed the way we navigate the word, 'How To Read' shows us how our cut, copy, and paste culture has transformed reading praxis. The artist will be exhibiting seldom seen works like “The Newspaper” and never before seen pieces like “The Alphabet”.
There will also be an artist talk by beaulieu on Sat Mar 23 beginning at 10am, with the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion on poetry, poetics and more — participants include Rampike editor Karl E. Jirgens and writer Jenny Sampirisi. It's being hosted by the Grey Borders Reading Series.
: : : : More info about derek beaulieu: here
: : : : Purchase CAROUSEL 27: here