Bradford Willingham

My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates

May 5 – 27, 2012

Press Release

Launch F18 is delighted to present "My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates," a solo exhibition by New Orleans video artist Bradford Willingham. The show will open to the public on Saturday, May 5 and will run until Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Bradford Willingham is known for his seductive, documentary-style video works. Instead of peeling away layers, Bradford's style is more like shredding the edges until there is nothing left. Leaving you not with the divided elements of the whole but the collapse of everything in its entirety. "My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates" interrupts your expectations as you round every corner and questions the position in which you stand. Are you the onlooker or the mess itself?

The Ruffin nab the cuffing quire, and let the Harman becke trine, with his kinchins about his col quarron. May the Devil take the justice, and let the constable be hanged, with his children about his neck.

Bradford Willingham was born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1980. He graduated with a BFA in film/video from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. Exhibitions include “Don’t Wake Up’” North Henry Annex, Brooklyn, NY (2011); “Phenomenon,” Whaler’s Wharf Cinema & School House Gallery, Provincetown, MA (2011), SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX (2012).