AMT Rendez-vous #31: Brad Downey


When: Tuesday March 28th, 3 to 6pm
Where: Parsons Paris, room 500
Who: Brad Downey

Brad Downey is one of the most highly versatile proponents of Independent Public Art. He creates a wide body of work, comical, as it is contentious, bitingly critical and humorous in equal measure. Downey’s projects overthrow the customs and conventions of the urban environment and the norms embedded so well in society that they are perceived as exactly that: as proper or suitable rather than prohibitive or invasive. The lack of discourse and dialogue becomes the underlying theme Downey strikes with each work. They challenge mores and morals, inciting viewers to thus reevaluate their own environment alongside him.

bio my me:
Telepathic record.Both of them said in unison. “I was thinking the exact same thing. “,,,, “punch bug”…. Followed by silence.I had a dream where I was visited by a race of telepathics who had outlawed negative thoughts. I was charged with releasing an angry thought into the society and condemned to a dangerous neurological procedure.A German friend of mine explained to me that when at a young age he first heard the Bob Marley song “Were Jammin”, he thought bob was singing “Were German””……GERMAN and We hope you like German too. “ My german friend was touched with Bob’s gesture of good faith towards the Germans. I received a phone call from a friend. He had been thinking about Muhammad Ali fighting me all day and didn’t know why. Ali and me were both born in Louisville Kentucky.Target practice … son of a gun.Brad is Brad