Juan Downey: Radiant Nature

Curated by Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis
Pitzer College Art Galleries and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Pitzer: September 9–December 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 3-5 p.m.

LACE: September 13–December 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 13, 7 p.m.

Juan Downey: Radiant Nature, is a two-part exhibition on the early performance-based works of Chilean-born artist Juan Downey as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty, in which arts institutions across Southern California will join together to explore the vast subject of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Press Release



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Juan Downey: Radiant Nature is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Major support for Juan Downey: Radiant Nature provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
The exhibition is also generously supported by Dirección de Asuntos Culturales, DIRAC, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Embassy of Chile; Pasadena Art Alliance; and Estrellita B. Brodsky.

Image: Performance view of “Energy Fields” at 112 Greene Street, New York (1972)
Performers included: Carmen Beuchat, Caroline Gooden, Suzanne Harris, Rachel Lew, Barbara Lloyd (Dilley), Gordon Matta-Clark, Judith Padow, Gerald Schieber and Juan Downey.
Documentation photograph, 9.45 x 6.3 in. (24 x 16 cm.)
Courtesy of the Estate of Juan Downey
Photo: Peter Moore © Estate of Peter Moore/VAGA, New York


Galleries Hours

TuesdayFriday, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appointment


Nichols Gallery – inside Broad Center at the intersection of Platt Boulevard and Mills Avenue
Lenzner Family Art Gallery – on the north end of Atherton Hall on Pitzer Road

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