by Derek Beaulieu & Petra Schulze-Wollgast
Artist Statement/Explanation of Work:
These pieces work in dialogue; less a collaboration than a conversation. Taking a series of letraset-based visual poems by beaulieu, Schulze-Wollgast has replied to each in a typewriter-based visual poem, echoing the structure, form or material of the originals. Each pieces echoes through dead media as a dance among friends.
Derek Beaulieu is the author / editor of 20 collections of poetry, prose and criticism including two volumes of his selected work Please No More Poetry: the poetry of derek beaulieu (2013) and Konzeptuelle Arbeiten (2017). His most recent volume of fiction, a, A Novel was published by Paris’s Jean Boîte Editions. Beaulieu has exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States and Europe and has won multiple awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.
Petra Schulze-Wollgast is a Germany-based artistic discoverer in old printmaking techniques. She creates abstract typographics on typewriters and with dry transfer letters, and prints metal type graphics on the proofing press, making books from her work. http://www.psw.gallery