I created this dress for Stephen Lapthisophon's exhibit "Spelling Lessons" at Conduit Gallery. It is a play on YSL's day dress from 1965 and a study of Mondrian's grid paintings from 1921. In these early grid paintings Mondrian left many of the black lines open from the edge of the canvas. In my version I left the sides of the dress unfinished and open, but connected by an area of the black grid.
RedShift Mondrian Dress
acrylic on canvas, with black duck tape and found cotton twill ribbon
37" x 22"