Artist of the Day- Peter Halley (Click on image to view more)

Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. This is a quote from...I don't remember where...I've never been a big fan of Halley's paintings...especially the color...but that's me. It helps to not just dismiss them...to really look at them.