On Friday, 20 North Gallery will open “Steele Painting,” an exhibition of enthralling oil paintings by Colorado artist John Steele. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 28.
Airy and expansive, the “Steele Painting: Western Landscapes by John Steele” exhibit embodies the sweeping majesty of the American West.
As an artist living with Parkinson’s disease, Steele is also committed to supporting Parkinson’s research. For that reason, 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.
“Of the 10 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 here are tighter and more linear in their approach; his more recent canvases are more painterly, lush and expressive,” 20 North Gallery art director Condessa Croninger stated. “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.”
20 North Gallery is located at 18 N. St. Clair St. in Toledo.
This exhibition is curated by Robert Gilsdorf III who is completing a summer gallery associateship as part of 20 North Gallery’s internship program with The University of Toledo.
In addition to the “Steele Painting” exhibit, 20 North Gallery continues to display glass, paintings, jewelry and artists’ cards by noted artists of the region. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4p.m.
20 North Gallery and the artist will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for “Steele Painting” on Friday, July 12, from 6 – 9p.m.