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Bette Klegon Halby

b. 1941 , Detroit, Michigan

Bette Klegon Halby is a New York based abstract painter and sculptor whose work extends the confines of two-dimensional space. Her inventive painted sculptures are made of canvas that is shaped and hardened into three-dimensional works.

Klegon Halby developed her unique methodology through intense investigation of her materials. She begins by painting on raw canvas within a narrow range of shades of a specific color, the selection of which she considers, “similar to choosing a word in a poem”. Through her concern for the intricacies and form of the spaces between objects, shapes evolve in multiple permutations, often resulting in the illusion of movement.

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Out of the Blue: Water is Life I

Blue Kayak

Fight of the Bumble Bees

Night Shift 3

Night Shift Blues