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Flow : Cory Chandler & Kelly DeFayette

  • Phylogeny Contemporary 2718 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA, 98121 United States (map)

Kelly DeFayette

Kelly DeFayette is a Bay Area colorist who works on wood panels in shapes that vary from the traditional, to circles, and then irregular and tessellating polygons. Very process driven, the shape of the panel informs the palette and the decisions of application. Exploring color is the focus, and the intersection of the craft of the object, the painting materials, and the palette chosen, result in the final piece. Moving from smaller tessellating works towards larger installations and and groups of irregular shapes, she continues to push towards a more sculptural finish and to remove evidence of the makers hand from the finished work.

Kelly’s work is in included in the below collections.

Morgan Stanley New York

Morgan Stanley San Francisco

Influencer 50 San Francisco/London

Vendini San Francisco

Martin Building Company San Francisco Mint Plaza


She has lived in San Francisco since 1997 and has worked out of Norton Factory Studios in Oakland for the past 6 years.

Later Event: September 20
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