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Val Rossman

Unexpected Interference

May 2022

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A Prime Escape  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

A Prime Escape

14" x 14"

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A Time Of Growing  24" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

A Time Of Growing

24" x 24"

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Dreaming Of One Day   10" x 10  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Dreaming Of One Day 

10" x 10

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Figure Out How  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Figure Out How

14" x 14"

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Has Become One  24" x 24"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Has Become One

24" x 24"

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Have To Look  48" x 48"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Have To Look

48" x 48"

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In Contrast  36" x 36"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In Contrast

36" x 36"

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In The Morning  40" x 40"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In The Morning (SOLD)

40" x 40"

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It Only Got Better  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

It Only Got Better

12" x 12"

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It's A Balance  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

It's A Balance (SOLD)

14" x 14"

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It's Another Thing  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

It's Another Thing

40" x 40"

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It's Not Surprising   14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

It's Not Surprising (SOLD)

14" x 14"

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It's Out There  48" x 48"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

It's Out There

48" x 48"

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Making Things Work  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

Making Things Work

12" x 12"

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No Small Matter  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

No Small Matter

14" x 14"

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Not Immediately Clear  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Not Immediately Clear

14" x 14"

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One More Time  24" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

One More Time (SOLD)

24" x 24"

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Other Options Include  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

Other Options Include

12" x 12"

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Path To Delivery  10" x 10"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Path To Delivery

10" x 10"

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Some Of These Challenges  40" x 40"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Some Of These Challenges

40" x 40"

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Wasn't Over Yet  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Wasn't Over Yet

14" x 14"

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Weather Changes  10" x 10"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Weather Changes

10" x 10"

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You Don't Always Know  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

You Don't Always Know

40" x 40"

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Your First Bite  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

Your First Bite

40" x 40"

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A Prime Escape  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

A Prime Escape

14" x 14"

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A Time Of Growing  24" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

A Time Of Growing

24" x 24"

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Dreaming Of One Day   10" x 10  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Dreaming Of One Day 

10" x 10

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

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Figure Out How  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Figure Out How

14" x 14"

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Has Become One  24" x 24"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Has Become One

24" x 24"

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Have To Look  48" x 48"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Have To Look

48" x 48"

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In Contrast  36" x 36"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In Contrast

36" x 36"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

 

In The Morning  40" x 40"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In The Morning (SOLD)

40" x 40"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

It Only Got Better  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

It Only Got Better

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum 

 

It's A Balance  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

It's A Balance (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

It's Another Thing  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

It's Another Thing

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

 

It's Not Surprising   14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

It's Not Surprising (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

 

It's Out There  48" x 48"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

It's Out There

48" x 48"

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Making Things Work  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

Making Things Work

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

 

No Small Matter  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

No Small Matter

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

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Not Immediately Clear  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Not Immediately Clear

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

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One More Time  24" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

One More Time (SOLD)

24" x 24"

Acrylic On Panel

 

Other Options Include  12" x 12"  Acrylic On Aluminum

Other Options Include

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

 

Path To Delivery  10" x 10"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Path To Delivery

10" x 10"

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Some Of These Challenges  40" x 40"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Some Of These Challenges

40" x 40"

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Wasn't Over Yet  14" x 14"  Acrylic On Panel

Wasn't Over Yet

14" x 14"

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Weather Changes  10" x 10"  Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Weather Changes

10" x 10"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

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You Don't Always Know  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

You Don't Always Know

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

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Your First Bite  40" x 40"  Acrylic On Panel

Your First Bite

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

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“The combination of chance and careful planning is a major theme in all of my work regardless of media and even series. To me that is a metaphor for life…”

-Val Rossman

Spontaneous bursts of gestural expression meet carefully planned and executed drafting in Val Rossman’s new body of abstract works. Unexpected Interference features two varieties of exploration from Rossman’s multi-faceted painting practice of layered geometric compositions and energetically marked, achromatic configurations. Each variation of Rossman’s approach combines elements of chance and moments of orchestration, both of which are fundamental to her pursuits. Rossman finds her works to be analogous to life’s common challenges, and it is in the tension created by these opposing strategies where Rossman’s work flourishes and meaning is found.

Val Rossman - Unexpected Interference - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Have To Look, 48" x 48", Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Rossman’s studio is a carefully organized laboratory for creative delivery. Cups of pre-mixed colors await their use, and different sections of the studio are reserved for specific processes. Surprisingly, Rossman does not devise a specific “plan” for each work. Rather, she begins by “marring” the clean areas of a surface with a gestural stroke, scribbles, colors, or lines. What follows is a dance of balancing the unexpected and unrehearsed with calculated intention. Rossman often spins the painting on its side while working, upending gravity, and expanding the many possibilities at hand. The result is a harmonious and tasteful arrangement of painted actions.

Val Rossman has had a lengthy and notable career as an artist and instructor in the Philadelphia metro area. She has exhibited her works in over 20 solo exhibitions in galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and is represented in private, corporate, and public collections locally and internationally. She is the recipient of several residencies and awards, including an appearance of her work on Bravo Cable Television. She is represented by Longview Gallery in Washington DC and Gross McCleaf Gallery.

Val Rossman - Unexpected Interference - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Figure Out How, 14" x 14", Acrylic On Panel