From the article:
“Like his Radical Faery namesake Pan, artist Wayne Bund functions as a sort of playful piper, leading lost boys and girls into magic and mischief. In his new show, MIMESIS, Bund grabs a cohort of Gen X and Y queers by the hand, revisiting their childhood fantasies through photographs taken in constructed sets.
‘I realized my work wants to argue [for] fantasy taking over notions of truth,” says the 31-year-old Pacific Northwest College of Art alumnus and faculty member. “MIMESIS is really about mimicking reality … mimicking what exists in life versus what lives in the realms of imagination.’
Bund has photographed each of his 10 subjects in two settings, a bedroom scene that stands in for reality and a childhood fantasy set. He initially opened the show April 21 with just the bedroom photos; the fully installed process-based show opens May 19 at Place.”