On the Wall

2 — 23 Feb 2017 at the Carter Burden Gallery in New York, United States

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Bette Klegon Halby, Out of the Blue. Water is Life #1, 2016. Courtesy of Carter Burden Gallery
Bette Klegon Halby, Out of the Blue. Water is Life #1, 2016. Courtesy of Carter Burden Gallery

Bette Klegon Halby’s Out of the Blue -Water is Life is an eighteen-foot long installation featured at the On the Wall exhibition space. Klegon Halby uses her creative force to create impactful art with a mission.

The work demonstrates Klegon Halby’s “…commitment to standing with indigenous protectors of Standing Rock until the threat to all their sacred sites has ceased forever.

We all need water to live. As we all need to honor the earth and protect our waters we need to find fail proof fracking methodologies. We as Americans and citizens of the earth are entitled to healthy, clean water and to life.”

This dynamic work simultaneously depicts and sculpts water in flowing canvas, shaping and molding its own unique path.

Once soft, canvas is now made hard. Playing on opposites, she extends the confines of two-dimensional space by breaking boundaries, shaping the way we move and molding the way we see. Driving home her message in brilliant color, Klegon Halby reimagines the concept of clean water.

For her, “color is similar to choosing a word in a poem. It must resonate within, evoke emotion and strike a chord”.