The Bronx Museum of the Arts Presents Survey of Jan Downey’s Expansive Career

artwork: Juan Downey - "Venus and Her Mirror", 1980 - Graphite, acrylic, colored pencil on paper - 57.2 x 76.2 cm. - Courtesy Nohra Haime Gallery. On view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in "Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect" until May 20th.


New York City.- The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to present “Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect”, on view at the museum through May 20th. The exhibition brings together more than 100 works from Downey’s expansive career, from his early experimental work with art and technology to his groundbreaking video art from the 1970s through the 1990s, the exhibition will include drawings, paintings, video and photographic installations, and the artist’s notebooks, which have never before been on view. “Downey revolutionized the field of video art and pioneered an  art form that has had continued relevance for contemporary artists working today,” said Bronx Museum of the Arts Director Holly Block. “As a Chilean, Downey maintained a connection with Latin American culture throughout the many decades he lived and worked in New York.  These dual influences give his work a special resonance with the Bronx Museum and with our community. In addition, Downey has exhibited at the Bronx Museum before, making this exhibition a homecoming of sorts.”