exhibitions

St. Catherine University: “War is Always With Us” exhibition

DLByrd_257_Hospital Hallway2The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents War is Always With Us by David Byrd. David Byrd was a night orderly in the psychiatric ward in a Veterans Administration Medical Hospital in Montrose, NY. This series of paintings illustrate the daily routines and individual personalities of institutionalized veterans. Byrd’s careful compositions reflect the isolation and desperation of mental illness, which few other artists have explored with such empathy and understanding. The exhibition runs November 2–December 18 with an Artist Reception Saturday, November 7, 6–8 p.m. The reception includes a talk by Jody Isaacson, the neighbor who discovered Byrd, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.stkate.edu/gallery or call Ann at 651-690-6810.