Peter Halley

  • , To be titled, 2016
    Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and Roll-A-Tex on canvas
    182,88 x 195,58 cm
    72 x 77 inches

For over twenty-five years, Peter Halley’s geometric paintings have been engaged in a play of rela­tionships between what he calls "prisons" and "cells" that reflect the increasing geometricization of social space. Inspired by New York City’s gridded urban plan and by his own isolation within it, he imagines the abstract shape as a barred prison cell connected to the outside world through electronic communication.




  • Peter Halley 'Heterotopia', Magazzini del Sale 3, Venice

    May 8 - August 10, 2019

    The Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and Flash Art present Heterotopia I, an installation by Peter Halley in the historic spaces of the Magazzini del Sale, no. 3, on the occasion of Venice Biennale. The exhibition is curated by Gea Politi, director of Flash Art, and will run from May 8 through August 10.

    With works by Laurent Clay, RM Fischer, Andrew Kuo - Texts by Elena Sorokina, curated by Geo Politi, presented by the Academy of Fine Arts Venice and Flash Art.

    Magazzini del Sale 3
    Fondamenta Zattere Ai Saloni
    Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

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