The exhibition honors the legacy of Lee Deffebach (1928-2005), one of Utah's most talented artists. The exhibit features six paintings that provide ample evidence of Deffebach's originality, her unabashed love of color. As she expressed it, her abstract paintings were based on an intuitive and tactile experience that was only possible through an engagement with the painting process itself. In her view, the shapes and colors of nature seen and felt, do not emerge from a preconceived rendering of reality, but rather as a result of the integrity of the painting process, especially through spontaneous acts. Her depictions of nature are a metaphorical not literal. In this sense she adheres to Greenberg's insistence that Abstract Expressionism can only be a valid expression if it evolves "solely on its own terms." Exhibition held in the Projects Gallery space.
Abstract, Abstract Expressionist, Nonobjective, Salt Lake Art Center