Alan Steele is Unconditionally Constitutional at the Westwood Gallery in NYC — a Solo Exhibition
What a beautiful way to burst into 2021 with an inspiring solo exhibition! I’ve had the grand pleasure of befriending Alan Steele. Alan is a humanitarian, poet, very kind, very thoughtful, educated, a lover of international music, and a true artist. It’s so amazingly mind-blowing how he does it, his process, the materials he uses and being able to witness a fine artist in motion. Steele certainly knows how to make space for his art which I know from experience and from other struggling artists a lot of the time is a very difficult thing to do. I really admire Alan and his dedication to his craft. I look up to him as a mentor and friend. I find in life it has been very helpful to find mentors and people to look up to for guidance, hope, and emotional support.
In the first quarter of 2020 in March, when COVID put us all into a lockdown, Alan shared with me he was preparing for a solo exhibition, and here we are! It was truly a transformational time in all of our lives and Steele went within to come out up and strong. I am so thrilled to share with you Alan Steele: Unconditionally Constitutional, a solo exhibition by New York artist Alan Steele at Westwood Gallery NYC
Alan has been developing his craft as an artist for so many years so he knows himself pretty well to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Alan has a studio in the city and two years ago acquired another much larger space in the Hamptons as there are fewer distractions from the city life. It’s better for focus, mental health, and peace. Steele established himself during the early 1970s as a minimalist painter working with mathematical formulae projected on a grid. I have seen the original grid!! Alan foresaw the limitations of minimal art and painting, so he soon began to build an intricate fragmentary language as the basis for his work to come.
Developed in 1974, he started an architectural project, totally theoretical, derived from the problem of “what is a labyrinth and how would one design one?” resulting in a complex labyrinth that was based on a matrix becoming the basis for Steele’s…