Peter Halley: Selected Essays 1981-2001. Edgewise Press, New York 2013 Peter Halley: Contamination. Alberico Cetti Sebelloni Editore, Milano 2002 Peter Halley: Maintain Speed. Distributed Art Publishers Inc. New York 2000 Peter Halley: Drawings 1991-1995. Scholin Printing, St. Louis 1995.
Rob and Jack, 1990 Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 98 x 190 inches.
His published critical writings include two collections of essays from the 1980s and 1990s. In 1996 he founded index Magazine with Bob Nickas, which he edited until 2005. Between 2002 and 2011 Halley was Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art. Peter Halley lives and works in New York City.
Peter Halley For over 30 years, Peter Halley’s paintings, with their characteristic Day-Glo color and distinctive faux-stucco surfaces, have engaged in variations on the same closed set of geometric forms, designated by the artist as prisons, cells, and conduits — “icons that reflect the increasing geometricization of social space in the world in which we live.”.
Peter Halley, Jeff Koons, Meyer Vaisman, Galerie Carola Moesh, Berlin 1989 Nonrepresentation: The Show of the Essay, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York (catalogue); travelled to Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles (curated by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, catalogue).
Alongside the development of his visual language, in 1981, Halley also began to write essays on art and culture. A collection of his essays, Peter Halley: Collected Essays 1981-1987 was published by Galerie Bruno Bischofberger in 1988. Four of these essays are reprinted in this catalogue.
Peter Halley (born September 24, 1953) is an American artist and a central figure in the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980s. Known for his Day-Glo geometric paintings, Halley is also regarded as a writer, the former publisher of index Magazine, and a teacher, having served as Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art from 2002 to 2011.
Peter Halley: Selected Essays 1981-2001 Edgewise Press, New York 2013. Back. Site by exhibit-E.