TEMPLE BAR -- Gerard Byrne shared his sense of humour and offered clues to his creativity during a late afternoon sesssion with MAVIS students in Studio Six. Byrne's work often invokes theatre. Always engaging and often surprising, Byrne's exhibitions reveal the artist's attitude about presentation ("Bluntness has its values.") and pacing ("It's good to have different gears."). He participated in shows including the Istanbul Biennial (2003), the Whitney Museuem of American Art (2003), and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt (2002). From the looks of his calendar, it appears that he mounts a solo exhibition every five months.