22 Oct Brad Downey – The Vanity Project
Brad Downey’s book, The Vanity Project, is out now, published by Onestar press.
In an artistic field that values pseudonyms and being incognito, for this one artist, it is always very clear that « Brad Downey was here ».
As a comment on this aspect of his artistic practice, Downey has canvassed numerous fellow artists to create portraits of his self . These he has collected for this book, and they come from a wide spectrum of art practitioners, including sculptors, painters, authors, filmmakers, curators, graffiti artists and musicians. Other sources for portraits are even more eccentric. Together the works herein illuminate many aspects of a necessarily discreet artist, and push the boundaries of how we define what it is to be a portrait.