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Val Rossman

Unexpected Interference

May 2022

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A Time Of Growing, 24" x 24"

A Time Of Growing

24" x 24"

Acrylic On Panel

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A Prime Escape, 14" x 14"

A Prime Escape

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

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Dreaming Of One Day , 10" x 10

Dreaming Of One Day 

10" x 10

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

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Figure Out How, 14" x 14"

Figure Out How

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

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Has Become One, 24" x 24"

Has Become One

24" x 24"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

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Have To Look, 48" x 48"

Have To Look

48" x 48"

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In Contrast, 36" x 36"

In Contrast

36" x 36"

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In The Morning (SOLD), 40" x 40"

In The Morning (SOLD)

40" x 40"

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It Only Got Better, 12" x 12"

It Only Got Better

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum 

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It's A Balance (SOLD), 14" x 14"

It's A Balance (SOLD)

14" x 14"

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It's Another Thing, 40" x 40"

It's Another Thing

40" x 40"

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It's Not Surprising , 14" x 14"

It's Not Surprising 

14" x 14"

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It's Out There, 48" x 48"

It's Out There

48" x 48"

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Making Things Work, 12" x 12"

Making Things Work

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

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No Small Matter, 14" x 14"

No Small Matter

14" x 14"

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Not Immediately Clear, 14" x 14"

Not Immediately Clear

14" x 14"

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One More Time, 24" x 24"

One More Time

24" x 24"

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Other Options Include, 12" x 12"

Other Options Include

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

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Path To Delivery, 10" x 10"

Path To Delivery

10" x 10"

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Some Of These Challenges, 40" x 40"

Some Of These Challenges

40" x 40"

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Wasn't Over Yet, 14" x 14"

Wasn't Over Yet

14" x 14"

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Weather Changes, 10" x 10"

Weather Changes

10" x 10"

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You Don't Always Know, 40" x 40"

You Don't Always Know

40" x 40"

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Your First Bite, 40" x 40"

Your First Bite

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

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A Time Of Growing, 24" x 24"

A Time Of Growing

24" x 24"

Acrylic On Panel

A Prime Escape, 14" x 14"

A Prime Escape

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

Dreaming Of One Day , 10" x 10

Dreaming Of One Day 

10" x 10

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Figure Out How, 14" x 14"

Figure Out How

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

Has Become One, 24" x 24"

Has Become One

24" x 24"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Have To Look, 48" x 48"

Have To Look

48" x 48"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In Contrast, 36" x 36"

In Contrast

36" x 36"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

In The Morning (SOLD), 40" x 40"

In The Morning (SOLD)

40" x 40"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

It Only Got Better, 12" x 12"

It Only Got Better

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum 

It's A Balance (SOLD), 14" x 14"

It's A Balance (SOLD)

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

It's Another Thing, 40" x 40"

It's Another Thing

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

It's Not Surprising , 14" x 14"

It's Not Surprising 

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

It's Out There, 48" x 48"

It's Out There

48" x 48"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Making Things Work, 12" x 12"

Making Things Work

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

No Small Matter, 14" x 14"

No Small Matter

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

Not Immediately Clear, 14" x 14"

Not Immediately Clear

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

One More Time, 24" x 24"

One More Time

24" x 24"

Acrylic On Panel

Other Options Include, 12" x 12"

Other Options Include

12" x 12"

Acrylic On Aluminum

Path To Delivery, 10" x 10"

Path To Delivery

10" x 10"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Some Of These Challenges, 40" x 40"

Some Of These Challenges

40" x 40"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

Wasn't Over Yet, 14" x 14"

Wasn't Over Yet

14" x 14"

Acrylic On Panel

Weather Changes, 10" x 10"

Weather Changes

10" x 10"

Acrylic And Crayon On Panel

You Don't Always Know, 40" x 40"

You Don't Always Know

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

Your First Bite, 40" x 40"

Your First Bite

40" x 40"

Acrylic On Panel

“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.

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

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.

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

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