On view at citizen

An Exhibition of Paintings

August & September's show for "On View at Citizen" by SAGE RVA curation services.

Reception on Thursday, August 1st, from 5:30-7:30pm
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar featuring a special cocktail for the evening.

Show on view during regular business hours and by appointment through SAGE RVA.

Dole-chet-zah is a phonetic spelling of the Italian word dolcezza, which means sweetness. A sweetness beyond taste—dole-chet-zah is a tenderness, a softness, a gentleness, an openness...

These paintings are containers for all sorts of sweetnesses that occurred during my recent journey to Italy—where I lived for most of my twenties—and where (to my great surprise and joy) many softer, sweeter parts of myself still reside.

These experiences are not rectangular. They expand and contract like the palpable, energetic space between people who love one another—romantic and elusive and etheric and charged, like the tidings of the sea and skin-temperature breezes in summer-pink light—a commingling of airwaves and substance.

Kaitlin McDonough paints exuberant abstractions, often incorporating objects and nontraditional supports. The resulting icon and allegorical paintings highlight her interests in performative language, strategy, and energy technology. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from Boston University, Summa cum laude. McDonough's work has been exhibited throughout Italy--in Venice, Rome, Vicenza, Bologna, Verona--and in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Serbia. She is the recipient of the Temple University Project Completion Grant and has participated in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Kaitlin is currently the Program Director and member of the Faculty at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.