Gary L. Steele, a musician, artist and educator, brings the creative evolution of music composition to three-dimensional design in plain surface drawings. There is, however, nothing "plain" about these works. As a classically trained performer and composer, Steele shows the complex transition of a composition form, sounding simultaneously two melodic lines known as counterpoint, as it evolves into a composition created in ink and colored pencil. The early compositions on music manuscript paper show the beginning states of the music notation to the graph line. Similarly, Steele's drawing evolves from a prismatic and conical surface to helicoids and convoluted images, and a high degree of content is also developed. The artist's graphics, paintings and relief sculptures represent this "point against point" musical concept on a wide range of medium backgrounds.
Gary L. Steele
76 Kinsey Street - Montgomery, PA 17752