The University Record, June 5, 1995

Mondrian exhibition returns to Slusser Gallery

It's back. The reconstruction of Piet Mondrian's last studio will return to Sluesser Gallery June 20. The free, public exhibition will continue through Aug. 1.

"Mondrian at Slusser" includes a number of the Dutch artist's "wall works" and a reconstruction of his studio, including a table, bench and easel as well as brushes, palettes, fishing pole, palette knives, a miter saw, chisels, drills, pliers and hammer.

Mondrian (1872-1944) worked in Impressionism, Fauvism, and a host of other European styles before turning to the abstract form. While in Holland following World War I, he and a small group of other artists began experimenting with mathematical simplicity, reducing all formal elements to flat surfaces bounded by straight lines intersecting at right angles, and all colors to black, white and gray and the three primary hues of red, yellow and blue. Mondrian's ideas spread throughout all forms of 20th-century art, appearing in advertising and even costume design.

"Mondrian at Slusser" is made possible by the Mondrian-Holtzman Trust. The Slusser Gallery in the School of Art is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.