"Before the taking of a toast and tea"
Nancy Margolis Gallery
* The title for this show, Before the taking of a toast and tea, is a line from a T.S. Eliot poem From The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 1910-1911. The line comes from a stanza that is particularly relevant in regards to sensations of time and space/ contemplation and anticipation I am trying to make visible in these paintings.
“There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.”
— T. S. Eliot