Peter Halley: Paintings from the 1980s
Exhibition, Modern Art, London, UK.
The exhibition comprises a selection of paintings that surveys an important period of Peter Halley ’s work, dating from 1982-1987.
The works in this exhibition show the development during this decade of relationships between flat and textured geometric elements that the artist refers to as ‘cells’, ‘prisons’ and ‘conduits’. For Halley, these elements comprise a formal vocabulary that reflects the increasingly geometric divisions of social spaces of the world in which we live.