“I want to be your sister, your mother..” Kyrae Dawaun in Montespertoli

Sept 16-29
FAB Gallery
Fine Arts Building 1st Floor
1000 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23284

Reception Sept 27, 5:30-8pm

Each year the Department of Painting + Printmaking (PAPR) awards the opportunity to live and work in Montespertoli, Italy to 1-2 MFA students. This summer Kyrae Dawaun spent three weeks exploring a few capital cities around Italy, exploring great works from the western art historical canon. Dawaun found evidence of the convergent empires that built Italy and was introduced to its acclaimed people and culture. This experience was just the tip of the iceberg with regard to the context of Italy, but it has informed his practice moving into his second year in the PAPR MFA program. This exhibition includes work that sketches out the trace of this experience and its impact on his practice moving forward.