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Peter Byrne
28 April – 3 May 1996

Peter Byrne's oil paintings explore the shifting nature of our perception of sapce. His work is informed by an interest in the mediated environments which we seem to inhabit, that sense of space we occupy, for example, in our interactions with television and computers. His works employ an evocative system of colour and patterning to reflect a dialogue between those technologically mediated spaces and the illusionistic space generated by the painted surface. Byrne's intesest lies in the shifts that occur when our cognitive preconceptions are disrupted by our physical experiences.

The Art Gallery of York University is one of the few university galleries in Canada that offers its resources to students enrolled in the graduate programs in Visual Arts. Each year, the AGYU hosts two MFA thesis exhbitions. These exhibitions showcase the work of advanced students in this program, preparing them for their ongoing careers. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions are part of an endeavour by the AGYU to extend our relationship with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, thereby enriching our commitment to the development of Canada' s future professionals.
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