20 North Gallery “Between-Exhibit” Hours:
While we prepare for our next exhibit, Steele Painting: Western Landscape by John Steele, 20 North Gallery will be open by appointment only from June 30 – July 11.
We resume our regular hours on Saturday, July 13.
Featuring breathtaking oil paintings by Colorado artist John Steele — 20% of the sales from the exhibit will be donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, for the purpose of Parkinson’s research.
Free, public reception: Friday, July 12, from 6 -9 p.m.
… Enjoy conversation with the artist, a complimentary hors d’ oeuvres buffet and cash bar by Venue.
The exhibit continues through September 28, 2019.
Airy and expansive, the Steele Painting: Western Landscape by John Steele exhibit embodies the sweeping majesty of the American West. Steele’s captivating oil paintings masterfully portray accurate depictions of distinct locations, but transcend the conventions of simple representation. From South Dakota to California, he creates vistas of the experience of the western states. His stunning and self-taught use of brush work and color theory alludes to a deep sense of space, providing the viewer a breath of fresh air and an atmosphere to enjoy at one’s own leisure. The full dimensionality of his work is best expressed in his own words, “I hope in some way that the viewer can see what I saw—feel the wind and smell the sage.”Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2014, John Steele is as committed to supporting Parkinson’s research as he is to furthering his artistic expression. Accordingly, 20% of the sales from the exhibition will be donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, contributed jointly by the artist and 20 North Gallery.
Following a 22-year career in the Army National Guard, Steele returned to his early love of art and painting—not as a business, but for the joy of creating. Of the ten years of his active painting career, John Steele has been living with Parkinson’s disease for five of them, continuing to hone his talent and adapt his painting style in response to the effects of his symptoms. The earlier paintings shown in the exhibit are tighter and more linear in their approach; his more recent canvases are more painterly, lush and expressive: a brilliant testament to the growth of the artist’s impressive skill in oils, informed by—but in no way diminished by—his condition.
20 North Gallery is proud to present the work of John Steele in his Midwestern debut.