96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Robert Hobbs, The Rhoda Thalhimer
Endowed Chair of American Art, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonweath University
In the course of writing the first full-scale monograph on Peter Halley’s work, which will be published by Rizzoli, Robert Hobbs has discerned sets of contradictions on which this art is predicated, among them Halley’s appropriation of utopian forms from early twentieth-century abstract art and his reframing of them so they are responsive to the dystopia world of Manhattan in the early 1980s. Hobbs’ talk will not only consider Halley’s work within the tradition of art and art history but position it sociologically in a number of contemporary discourses, including film, science fiction, and cybernetics.
This lecture is free with Museum admission.