Mark Ponder: A Time to Celebrate
August 12 - September 24, 2011
4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
In the Project Space, Mark Ponder explores an unsatisfactory use of celebration to cope with death in contemporary funeral rituals. A Time to Celebrate strives to brighten our encounter with death with an extravagant birthday party: Ponder’s use of cheap party decor highlights the absurdity of memorial services in a pastiche of happiness, insight, peace, humor, and, of course, dead bodies.