Following the success of this year’s After A Long Pause... exhibition, Jason Willaford returns to present his most recent vinyl constructions. Summer Produce includes new work completed this summer in the artist’s Florida studio as well as pieces finished in the weeks leading up to the exhibition. Taking the momentum from his April show, Willaford has employed new techniques and materials to continue pushing his approach to the unique medium.
Willaford’s spring exhibition presented many breakthroughs for the artist. Through a meticulously- honed additive and subtractive process that involves cutting, sewing, and painting with markers, spray paints, and latex paint, Willaford repurposed vinyl billboards to create intricate wall sculptures. Willaford showcased his formal training as a painter, altering the vinyl surface with vibrant hues of color to transform one’s initial reading of the material.