Pacific Sky Exhibitions
180 W. 12th Avenue
Eugene OR 97401
Patrick Beaulieu and Victoria Stanton
MEANDER a continental drift
Nov 14 - Dec 20, 2015
OPENING EVENT: SATURDAY, Nov 14th, 6-8 PM
Pacific Sky Exhibitions is pleased to welcome Patrick Beaulieu's MEANDER a continental drift with a collaborative writing response by Canadian artist and writer Victoria Stanton presented in the exhibition as a take-away broadside.
On July 2014, Patrick Beaulieu embarked on a slow continental drift. Traveling by kayak he crisscrossed meanders that took him from the source of a river in southern Quebec, to the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York. He explored the condition of such places that can only be discovered by surrendering oneself to the contemplation of forces beyond our comprehension. Navigating through this venerable passage within the rhythms of subtle currents, he sought to visually capture these points of confluence – where the intersection of landscapes and human encounters generate poetry.
Patrick Beaulieu is a multidisciplinary artist. For the last ten years, his work has been built around the initiation of performative trajectories resulting in a corpus of visual artworks combining installations, videos, sculptures, photos and in-situ / in-socius interventions. With the collaboration of authors, philosophers and landscape architects, he completed a trilogy of Transfrontier Odysseys in 2013, that consisted of following aerial trajectories of the annual migration of monarch butterflies via terrestrial paths (Monarch Vector, 2007); chasing American winds over a 25-day continental tour (Ventury, 2010) and surrendering to fate and luck on the roads of chance (Vegas, 2012). In the summer of 2014, he embarked on a slow continental drift. Traveling by kayak he crisscrossed meanders that brought him from the source of a river in southern Quebec, to the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York. Navigating within the rhythms of subtle currents during 25 days, he visually captured these points of confluence – where the intersection of landscapes and human encounters generate poetry (Meander, 2014). His works have been presented in a variety of contexts in Canada and abroad and are part of public and private collections. He is represented by Art Mûr Gallery in Montreal.
MEANDER is presented by Pacific Sky Exhibitions and will be continuing in winter 2016 to Art Mûr Gallery in Montreal, Canada.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the book VVV Transfrontier Trilogyby Patrick Beaulieu and Daniel Canty is being released by Montreal publisher Edition Du Passage. Patrick will also spend two weeks at Coast Time, an artist's residency on the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.