MYTHOS & MIME by US photographer, Cameron Wolf,
6 MAR - 29 APR 2012
‘Mythos and Mime’ is the latest solo exhibition of photographs by Cameron Wolf. The American photographer works as an advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), working in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment for many years having lived in Bangkok and working throughout Asia and globally. An established photographic artist, Wolf has exhibited extensively in the US, with this his third exhibition in Thailand.
The mystical performer-prankster, is a recurrent archetype for Wolf's photographic work. Veiled in various guises, the portrayal of mythical creatures from differing cultures, such as the magical creatures of the Himmapan, is the theme of ‘Mythos and Mime’.
Costumed and masked, Wolf symbolically appropriates the duality of the sacred and ironic, accepted yet marginal, exposed yet hidden – paying tribute to the ancient but redefining myth at the end, and beginning, of a new age. Within this context, his fixation is directed toward the performance of archetypes portrayed by some of the underground of Bangkok's art world. Often considered camp or fetishistic, Wolf's playful and yet poignant portraits of this misunderstood stratum of society draws parallels to the figures in Diane Arbus's photographs.
22 photographs printed on canvas from ‘Mythos and Mime’ will be on display at Eat Me Restaurant from March 6 – April 29, 2012.
The opening on March 6 featured special performances by the artists who served as models for the exhibition. Wolf's opening receptions are not-to-be-missed, avant garde social events. Proceeds from all sales will be donated to SWING, a local Thai HIV prevention and care group.