Mark Ponder: A Time to Celebrate
August 12 - September 24, 2011
4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 Get directions
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.