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.cv statement