After a successful professional career with Colgate-Palmolive, Paul Grand began an odyssey of making images that focus on rich color, jarring contrasts, architectural renderings, and the play of textures, light and shadow on impervious surfaces. His approach is painterly, referencing the color field painters Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman, and spaces are angular, structured, and rhythmic. His travels to Morocco, India, and especially Mexico are cultural explorations which inform a compositional approach almost devoid of human presence yet man-made references populate the images in the form of industrial objects, concrete, wiring, molded tin and peeling paint.

The exhibition program in the Bette and Nelson Pfundt Gallery is presented by Vivian Banta and Robert Field.