Galerie Forsblom is pleased to present an exhibition with American artist Peter Halley – his first in Sweden. This exhibition, a large-scale installation encompassing four rooms of the gallery, will include eight new paintings accompanied by floor-to-ceiling digital prints.
Peter Halley deploys the language of geometric abstraction in his paintings to explore the organization of social space in the digital age. For over 30 years, he has used a limited set of geometric iconic elements, ‘cells’ and ‘prisons’ connected by ‘conduits,’ to describe not only spatial movement in postindustrial society, but also the flow of information generated by computer networks. In recent decades, his work has branched out to encompass architectural-scale installations that include paintings, algorithmic flowcharts, digital prints, and other diverse media.
In Galerie Forsblom’s first three rooms, Halley has covered the walls in floor-to-ceiling digital murals, comprised of abutting, multicolored prison-images arranged in irregular grids. In the main gallery, seven large-scale paintings are hung on a background of reflective metallic foil embossed with a repeating pattern of cartoon explosions.