Brightly colored geometric paintings by Peter Halley address the rigid organization of social space through visual representations of cells and conduits. Eulogy (Commission), a 2004 piece at a grand scale, presents the neon-colored forms that characterize his work. Collocation from 2003 incorporates Roll-a-Tex, a material most often used as cheap surfacing for suburban homes or motels, a comment on the commoditization of domestic life.
Works by Peter Halley can be seen in public collections worldwide such as the Broad in Los Angeles, the Daimler Chrysler Art Collection, the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the Stedlijk Museum, the Tate Modern, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A prolific writer, Peter Halley received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather award for distinction in art criticism in 2001.