Bill Beckley: The Accidental Poet – Works from the Seventies

Bill Beckley: The Accidental Poet – Works from the Seventies

Thursday, May 8, 2014Saturday, June 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7 p.m. (EST)

Grabbeplatz 2
Düsseldorf, 40213 Germany

I was sitting alone in a restaurant. It was my birthday. "You can´t have your cake and eat it too," came to my mind. This raised the obvious question of why anyone would have the double desire of having and eating a cake. Is there really a feeling of loss as it is swallowed? I ordered a cake trying to resolve this question. The waitress delivered it. It was marble cake with white icing. Only two weeks before I had been in Rome. I stayed in a hotel near the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a white circular shaped building made of marble, with a dome like top. It was build for the Roman Gods but later used as a Christian Church. I had not traveled alone, and the memories of the many evenings we spent together dining in the restaurants came back to me as I sat there eating at the empty table.

Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Donnerstag, 8. Mai 2014, ab 19.00 Uhr.
Der Künstler ist anwesend.
Dauer der Ausstellung: bis 28. Juni 2014