Buddy System II
Deanna Evans Projects
Deanna Evans Projects is pleased to present Buddy System II, opening on July 10th. For this exhibition, four artists—Lindsay M Burke, Dominique Fung, Delphine Hennelly and Rose Nestler—were asked to show their work alongside a buddy of their choice. The buddy’s work must inspire them and can either relate to the artist’s practice or be vastly different.
Lindsay M Burke & Lauren Luloff
Dominique Fung & Angela Heisch
Delphine Hennelly & Kirsten Deirup
Rose Nestler & Virginia Lee Montgomery
About the Artists
Lindsay M Burke (b. Ames, Iowa, 1991) is a painter living and working in Brooklyn. She received her B.F.A from the University of Iowa in 2014 and her M.F.A from Hunter College in 2017. In 2016 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and was a participant in the Shandaken Paint School Residency in 2018. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Marinaro Gallery in New York and group exhibitions at Martos Gallery, New York; Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA; Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York; The Flag Art Foundation, New York; Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn; George Gallery, Brooklyn; Helena Anrather Gallery, New York.
Lauren Luloff lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from The Milton Avery College of Art, Bard College and her BFA from Pennsylvania State University. Recent solo exhibitions include Ceysson and Benetiere, Paris; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg and Geneva, Switzerland; Malborough Chelsea, New York; The Hole, New York; and Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy. She has been awarded residencies by The Bau Institute in Cassis, France; The Macedonia Institute in Chatham, NY; and DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA.
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Dominique Fung, b. 1987, Ottawa, Canada is an emerging artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BAA from Sheridan College Institute of Technology in Toronto, Canada. Fung’s paintings have been exhibited at Virginia Museum of Modern Art (Virginia, Richmond), Project Gallery (Toronto, Canada) and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC), Field Projects (NYC NY), Ross Kramer Gallery (NYC, NY), Crush Curatorial ( NYC, NY) and Nicodim Gallery (Los Angeles, California). She is a recent Nominee of the 2019 Rema Hort Foundation in NYC.
Angela Heisch is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2011 at SUNY Potsdam then received her Masters in Fine Arts in 2014 from the University at Albany. Selected exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Davidson Gallery (New York, NY) and 106 Green Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) as well as group exhibitions at CRUSH Curatorial (New York, NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA), Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY), Barney Savage (New York, NY). Angela was a fellow at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency, a Dedalus fellow and recipient of the Dedalus Foundation’s MFA Painting and Sculpture Fellowship.
Delphine Hennelly received a BFA from Cooper Union (2002) and an MFA from Mason Gross School of Visual Arts, Rutgers (2017) Delphine has exhibited across the US and Canada including, Pt.2 gallery in Oakland, California, Mother gallery in Beacon, NY, Projet Pangee in Montreal, Quebec, Carvalho Park Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Lisa Kandlhofer gallery in Vienna, Austria. Delphine is a three time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award and her work has appeared in several publications including Art Maze Mag, The Winter Edition, Issue 6, 2018, and Nut Publication as well as New American Paintings Northeast Issue #134.
Kirsten Deirup received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union School of Art (New York, NY). Selected exhibitions include Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY), CRUSH Curatorial (New York, NY), Piergoi (New York, NY), RARE Gallery (New York, NY), Guild and Greyshkul Gallery (New York, NY), and Dabora Gallery (Brooklyn, NY).
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Rose Nestler received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2017. She has exhibited at a variety of galleries including, Thierry Goldberg, CRUSH Curatorial, and CUCHIFRITOS, all in NY; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Underdonk, and Smack Mellon, all in Brooklyn; and University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. Rose has been an artist-in-residence at Lighthouse Works, Chashama Workspace Program, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony.
Virginia Lee Montgomery (b. Houston, Texas) is an artist working between Texas and New York, primarily with video, performance, sound, and sculpture. VLM interrogates the relationship between physical and psychic structures and the uncanny materiality of lived experience. VLM is a current 2019-2020 MRSEC Artist in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin and a 2019 member of CRITGROUP at The Contemporary Austin. Recent exhibitions include: “HONEY MOON,” Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, NY (2019); “PONY COCOON,” False Flag, NY (2019); “The 2018–2019 Socrates Annual,” Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; “CRASH TEST: The Molecular Turn,” La Panacée-MoCo, Montpellier, France (2018); “An unbound knot in the wind,” Hessel Museum of Art, NY (2018); “OPEN MIND: Selva Aparicio and VLM,” CRUSH Curatorial, NY (2018); “Material Deviance,” SculptureCenter, NY (2017); and “The Particle Accelerator Memorial Project,” Wright Laboratory, Physics Department, Yale University, CT (2015). She has been awarded residencies at The Shandaken Project at Storm King, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, Wright Laboratory, Coast Time, The University of Texas at Austin’s MRSEC Program, and The Vermont Studio Center. VLM was the recipient of Yale University’s Susan H. Wedon Award (2016) and was a nominee in sculpture for the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2016).
Deanna Evans Projects began in 2017 as a Bed-Stuy-based apartment gallery focusing on underrepresented artists based in New York with an emphasis on painting and sculpture.
Deanna Evans Projects aims to put together innovative exhibitions in an intimate apartment setting as well as in pop up locations throughout NYC.
The newly launched Curated Studio Visits is a program with the hopes of opening the art world by accessing artists’ studios, the epicenter of art making.