Project Description

Vestibule: Idle and Blessed

Artist: Wayne Bund | Curator: Kendra Larson
January 12th, 2013 – February 3rd, 2013

Idle and Blessed is a collection of large prints and video from Wayne Bund’s newest performance and photographic series. This work portrays a tribe of men finding home in the play and games of childhood within the Mt. Hood National Forest. It provides a place where language and landscape meet, dissecting notions of persona and authenticity. Bund utilizes stories from the collective unconscious, often using characters from mythology to re-imagine historical narratives and comment on contemporary culture.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day.

The Summer Day, Mary Oliver

About the artist

Wayne Bund was born in Portland and raised on a farm in Boring, Oregon. He has an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, an MS in Teaching from Pace University and was a 1999 Ford Family Scholar. With a background in theater, Bund worked as a kindergarten teacher for two years through Teach for America and as a P.E. teacher at Oregon Episcopal School. Bund performed at the Ludlow Festival, U.K, and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA:09 and TBA:11 festivals. In Portland he’s exhibited at The Q-Center; PNCA’s 2011 Faculty Biennial; East End; and PLACE PDX Gallery as well as SOMarts, San Francisco. Bund is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

About the Vestibule

The Vestibule is an independent project space housed within Disjecta and dedicated to showing dynamic contemporary art. We are primarily interested in site-specific installations, collaborations, and any other original ideas that execute the space in exciting ways. The Vestibule was established December 2009.

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