Maria Rita Barrenechea, 2019

Maria Rita Barrenechea, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

“Unbeknownst to herself, the peonies—trapped snuggly within this book—moulded and bound themselves to three portraits of women. Six months later, she opened the book to find that the flowers had covered Elisabeth of Austria painted by Francois Clouet and Eve/Pandora painted by Jean Cousin le Vieux, and clothed a black slave (unnamed) painted by Marie Guilhelmine-Benoist. This phenomenon forms the basis of deVries’ Perennials (2018). After recognizing the importance of her inadvertent interventions with canonical paintings from art history, she created new works by intentionally repeating the process.” - Julia Nemfield, 2019

Elizabeth Queen of Austria, 2018

Elizabeth Queen of Austria, 2018

Portrait d’une Negrésse, 2018

Portrait d’une Negrésse, 2018

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Eva Prima Pandora, 2018

Eva Prima Pandora, 2018

Magdelene, 2019

Magdelene, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Pointy Shoes, 2019

Pointy Shoes, 2019

Rebel Angels, 2019

Rebel Angels, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Untitled, 2019

Taranto, 2019

Taranto, 2019

To read full text by Julia Nemfield about Perennials II, Click HERE.