by Vernon Pratt


Gray square paintings created using mathematical

This piece located: RIT Archive Collections, Wallace Library

This piece belongs to the RIT Archives Art Collection
This series was created using mathmatical forumlas. Each separate square along the way displays the tone that’s an exact mid-point between the lighter square on one side and the darker square on tohe other. He made a decision at one point to work exclusively with black and white drawings and paintings. Pratt had the notion that “simple is complicated enough.” The square has no figuritive or natural connections but displays logic and orderliness. Vernon’s gray scale paintings were featured in a one man show at the North Carlina Musuem of Art before his untimely death.