Peter Halley. Red Cell with Conduit. 1982

Peter Halley Red Cell with Conduit 1982

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Red Cell with Conduit is a luminous color field divided in two: the upper three-quarters represent what Halley describes as an interior cell, and the lower quarter contains a conduit—a diagrammatic scheme that suggests the flow of information or electricity or the transportation of materials. With this hybrid of high-modernist abstraction and cryptic map, Halley has created a rigorously simple iconography in order, as he has said, to "reinterpret geometric abstraction as a representation of the industrial and post-industrial landscape."

Gallery label from Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now, November 17, 2011-February 17, 2014.
Acrylic, Day-Glo acrylic, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
64 x 42" (162.6 x 106.7 cm)
Gift of the artist
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© 2020 Peter Halley
Painting and Sculpture

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