Cells and Conduits

Jacket cover, inside cover, selected spreads,
perfect bound, 7.5 x 10 in., 152 pp.

1. “Peter Halley.” Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Halley

The selection of Peter Halley as the focal point of the monograph publication is driven by his remarkable mastery of color and his substantial impact on the domain of geometric abstraction.

Peter Halley is an American artist and a central figure in the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980s. Halley’s paintings explore both the physical and psychological structures of social space; he connects the hermetic language of geometric abstraction—influenced by artists such as Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly—to the actualities of urban space and the digital landscape. In the 1990s, he expanded his practice to include installations based around the technology of large-scale digital prints.

Halley is also known for his critical writings, which, beginning in the 1980s, linked the ideas of French Post-Structuralist theorists such as Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard to the digital revolution and the visual arts. From 1996 to 2005, Halley published Index Magazine, which featured in-depth interviews with emergent and established figures in fashion, music, film, and other creative fields. Having also taught art in several graduate programs, Halley became the director of graduate studies in painting and printmaking at the Yale University School of Art, serving from 2002 to 2011.1

The monographic book dedicated to Peter Halley encapsulates his critical writings, interviews, paintings, exhibitions, and is meticulously designed to complement and resonate with the essence of his artistic oeuvre.