BUNKO: The Lost Archives
October 24 - November 4, 2016
Reception: October 28, 6 p.m.
UNLV/MFA College of Fine Arts Midway Exhibition, Ed Fuentes
LAS VEGAS – Boxes of slides and digital images stored on CDs were recovered from a storage unit in southern Nevada. They reveal works created between 1984 and 2001 by BUNKO, an underground artist who stayed underground. Based on notes from a handful of journals, the unknown artist was in concert with the emerging field of street art, says Ed Fuentes, a Las Vegas arts writer who discovered the abandoned portfolio. He will curate some of the found images for an exhibition the week after UNLV hosts the Final Presidential Debate October 19, and days before the United States Presidential election on November 8.
BUNKO’s work becomes an accidental reflection of social commentary, and a peek at the political culture from past presidents, so says the curator.
The exhibition reception is October 28, 2016.
Fuentes is an arts writer who covers Las Vegas and the west, and an MFA Fine Art Candidate at UNLV.
BUNKO’s whereabouts are unknown.