Gallatin River Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Bozeman-based artist Catherine Courtenaye. The artist’s “Avian Witness” series references the movement of birds overlaid onto geometric fields. The accompanying catalogue features an essay by Yellowstone Art Museum Curator Susan Floyd Barnett. “Courtenaye thinks of these paintings as aerial landscapes, fully aware that any nod to landscape painting today is complicated by the fraught relationship between natural and human habitat,” Barnett writes. “Inspired by the mapping of movement, natural and cultural history, and the romantic beauty of flight, Courtenaye’s images chart the intersection of nature and culture, knowing and the unknown.”

August 1—September 26, 2020
Gallatin River Gallery, 114 Ousel Falls Rd, Big Sky, Montana.
Contact: Julie Gustafson, 406-995-2909

Opening reception: Saturday, August 1, 4 pm to 6 pm. Social distancing protocols will be observed; masks are welcome.

abstract oil painting

Edgeland of the Sora Rail, 2020, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches. Photo: Rob Wilke