Description MIMESIS: Fantasy and Friends a process-oriented exhibition of 20 photographs that documents gay/queer people in their 20s and 30s living in Portland, Oregon. This exhibition will pair two photographs of each subject: a simple portrait of the subject in their bedroom, and a second portrait of the person in a constructed “fantasy set.” This project will culminate in a two month exhibition that will complete with lectures, and a book release. This project has received funding from Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Bio Wayne Bund is an interdisciplinary artist whose work resides within the act of performance. He uses photographs, videos, installation, and performance to explore notions of persona and authenticity. Wayne uses mythology as the central context of his pieces, dissecting and appropriating stories from the collective unconscious to re-imagine historical narratives and comment on contemporary culture.
He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MS in Teaching from Pace University. He is a 1999 Ford Family Scholar and is an adjunct Assistant Professor at PNCA. Bund has performed at the Ludlow Festival in the U.K. and in Portland with PICA’s TBA:09 and TBA:11 festivals. www.waynebund.com