Bradford Willingham

Lies are Sewn, Lips are Known

November 4 - December 30, 2021


Lies are Sewn, Lips are Known is the addendum to the artist’s previous viewing room Moiré Vowing. These new works consist of risograph-printed versions of four of the twenty featured previous works. Willingham transferred the previous iteration’s physical line drawings into digital vectors and then colored them into a muted flat pop aesthetic. The resulting compositions continue to appropriate the bottom half of Donald Duck bred/forced together with an array of disparate image. These prints tell the story of novel characters who inhabit the original domestic spaces of those characters before them, while further accumulating references of the cartoons that they were originally taken from—eyes, hats and hands.


Bradford Willingham received his BFA in Film/Video from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003 and his MFA from the University of New Orleans in 2015.  Willingham has participated in numerous group exhibitions including "Letter From New Orleans," DAM Projects, London, UK (2014), and "Reparation," Curated by Diago Cortez, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans (2015).  Solo exhibitions include "A Subwoofer In Tweeter's Clothes," Good Children Gallery, New Orleans (2015), and "My Bong, My Lowre and Fambling Cheates," LAUNCH F18, New York, NY (2012).  Willingham lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and co-runs the project space Pari Passu in Ridgewood, Queens. 


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