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John Maxwell Steele

John Maxwell Steele

John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele

John’s work contains fleeting observations from the everyday. ‘I seek to suggest and invoke feelings, rather than describe.’

The diffusing of the image producing a ambiguity, embedded into the layering of history. The works are almost autobiographical in the sense that, they are directed by experience, but they intuitively develop a life of their own.

The physical activity of painting allows the potential of both materials and the inherently experimental processes to play an evolutionary role. The layers of paint both convey and reveal time, with the beneath being of equal importance to the surface.

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John Maxwell Steele

John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele
John Maxwell Steele

John’s work contains fleeting observations from the everyday. ‘I seek to suggest and invoke feelings, rather than describe.’

The diffusing of the image producing a ambiguity, embedded into the layering of history. The works are almost autobiographical in the sense that, they are directed by experience, but they intuitively develop a life of their own.

The physical activity of painting allows the potential of both materials and the inherently experimental processes to play an evolutionary role. The layers of paint both convey and reveal time, with the beneath being of equal importance to the surface.

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Gallery 54 – The Premier Art Gallery in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

A fine collection of contemporary abstract art set within a 17th Century listed building.

Gallery 54 is accessible to everyone who enjoys viewing paintings, ceramics and glassware.

The 17th century building has been sympathetically restored to revitalise the quality and solidity of its natural building materials. Fusing original features with clean-lined contemporary design, Gallery 54 provides a space with an understated elegance and quirky appeal.

The exhibition space consists of two discrete floors balanced and accessed by an open stairwell gallery. The stairwell creates an open house ambience and displays artworks in a homely situ.

The strength of Gallery 54 lies in the calibre and integrity of the collected art. The viewing experience is energised by the juxtaposition of old and new. Contemporary abstract art backs on to the inherited architecture, off-setting modernity with sculptural period charm.

Gallery 54 currently exhibits work from over 20 artists. Some garnered from rich local talent, whilst others are national and international artists. Although the works lean towards, or securely belong in the abstract/modern genre, this does not limit their diversity.

All the artists share a keen aesthetic sense, absorption in interrelations of space, form and colour and evident joy in the suggestive ambiguity of abstract art.

Current artists include Alison MacGregor Grimley, Daniel Calderwood, Jo Jenkins, Mary Rose Young, Stuart Ellis, Amanda Hemmer, Duncan Johnson, Joanna Mayne, Rachel Sudworth, Zoe Taylor, Annica Neumuller, Fausta Scarano, John Maxwell Steele, Stephen Rippington, Celia Johnson, Isobel Mitchell, Maria Pierides and Steve Payter

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Gallery 54
54 High Street
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5HH

01989 567 917
info@gallery-54.com

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John Maxwell Steele