Walking the fine line between painting and sculpture, Kelly DeFayette's polygons are a study of color, object, and space. The individual, multiple, and orchestrated groupings of carefully crafted panels challenge the conventional rectilinear painting form. The formal dialogue of line, form, and color in each specific piece extends beyond itself to its neighbors and the architectural surroundings. This, in conjunction with the variation in scale and high-gloss finish, removes the artistís hand and reinforces the physicality of the artworks
A graduate of the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art in Utica, New York, DeFayette relocated to the Bay Area in 1997 to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. DeFayette has shown her work in numerous solo and group shows in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide.