Courtney Alan Rossy
WHAT IT LEAVES
September 9 to October 13, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday September 9 from 4 to 6pm
“My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and the remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me.” ~ Joan Mitchell
My work investigates memory and perception through colorful abstract paintings. My inspiration stems from observations of time spent surrounded by nature in local landscapes, contemplating the complexity that surrounds us, moments I value as an active part of my creative process. Each painting is a reflection of my interest in exploring the intricate connections between humans and the natural world. Trying to create the feeling of being immersed in nature, each work encourages the viewer to look deeply and actively participate. Through layers of paint, texture and movement, I depict the moments that linger and the energy that is left behind. My work invites the viewer to contemplate their own relationship with the natural world and consider their role in creating a more harmonious and sustainable future.
Artist BioCourtney Alan Rossy is a painter and art educator living in Bedford, New York. She received a BA from Boston College with a double major in Studio Art and Communications, focusing on visual communication and design. After years working in marketing in the magazine publishing industry, she pursued a Masters in Art and Art Education at Teachers College at Columbia University, painting in a studio once used by Georgia O’Keeffe. Most recently, Courtney’s work has been exhibited in Brooklyn, Tribeca, Ridgefield and Westchester, which has gained her collectors all along the East Coast. To extend her painting practice, Courtney has participated in various residencies and workshops, most recently at Yellow Studio in Cross River, studying plein air under Drea Cofield, landscape and abstraction under Josette Urso and watercolor under Robert O’Brien. She has been teaching Studio Art and Art History for over a decade, creating partnerships with local museums and arts organizations. These collaborations have allowed her to share her love of art, creative research, and the importance of immersing oneself in art. Her studio practice focuses on exploration and growth with concepts that connect an active love of materiality and constant discovery. Courtney’s work is deeply rooted in Art History, finding inspiration in the work of Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keefe, Pierre Bonnard, Charles Burchfield and numerous contemporary painters.