Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Geometry of the Absurd

Geometry of the Absurd

Peter Halley

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California, USA 11/08/2015 – 02/21/2016

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.” [1] Treating

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.” [1] Treating