May 29 – July 17, 1982
Michael Byron's installation commemorates the victimization of a nun. Byron views her as a symbol of the depersonalization and anonymity of violence. Byron's lack of interest in the personal and specific details of this particular nun's violation. is emphasized by the fact that he does not identify her. The installation dramatizes the essential loneliness and isolation of all human beings. Byron combines the physical aspects of this alienation, in the form of a hospital bed, a cubical room in a convent atmosphere, with the narrative of his paintings, which like icons, contemplate powerful, distorting and violent experiences.