Synecdoche is Byron’s ongoing project of portraiture that he has been working on since 1991. Originally this work was exhibited at the 1993 Whitney Biennale, and traveled to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwachon, Korea. Here, Synecdoche is a modernist grid of seventy-five panels, made of oil mixed with wax, applied with a palette knife, and each measuring 25x20 centimeters, a common size for portraiture. Synecdoche, representing the identity politics of our times, depicts the skin color of the many people who has sat for him over the decades.

Miscellaneous: The 12th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition (2018)
Shot on Sep 7, 2018