...sometimes the goat eats you

Tuesday, January 7, 2020- February 6, 2020 Multiday event - 31 days

Union Grove Gallery

...and sometimes the goat eats you, is a multi-channel video and mixed media installation project by Carrie Fonder that explores our nuanced relationship to achievement and competition through the lenses of power and complicity. While this body of work began at the Wassaic Project in New York, the concepts involved emerged from a Fulbright Nehru grant period spent in India. While observing goats wandering the streets of Southern India, Fonder was taken by their ability to rise above — quite literally. 

The video includes footage of a piñata party Fonder hosted for several goats in Wassaic, New York. During the festivities, the goats used an Olympic-style medal award stand to leverage their height and vie for access to a goat- shaped piñata made from vegetables. Tissue paper flowers recur in various forms through this installation, conflating the flowers that are given for awards versus those that are given at death. The mounds scattered throughout the space function both as sculptures and seating. 

Please join us for a closing reception and artist talk on Thursday, February 6th, from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Exhibition and reception free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 pm - 4:00pm or by appointment.


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College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Art Art History and Design
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


Ilene Galloway 256.824.6114 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Union Grove Gallery

301 Sparkman DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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