Vortex and Veils

Layers of Uncertainty that Lie Beneath

Red Maple Gallery Houston (RMGH) inaugurates its 2018-2019 season with this two-person exhibition of new works by Houston photographer Lyn Sullivan and introducing John Clements’ pastels and installations.

Public Reception:
Fri, September 7:
6pm – 8pm

Fri, September 28:
5pm – 7pm

Sat, September 29:
1pm – 5pm

Gallery talks by the Artists:
Sat, September 29:

Lyn Sullivan and John Clements

Both Lyn Sullivan and John Clements fix their sights squarely on the focus of energy that surrounds them. Whether in photography as in the former, or oil pastels as in the latter, both strive to uncover the layers of symbol and interpretation of life: depicted when understood, left for interpretation when not. Yet both leaving room for an ever-changing view of our world, our relationship to it, and our role in it. One studies what lies beneath the literal clashing of layers of water, earth, and air; while the other, the layers of experience and biology that conceal our true selves. One sees the vortex of energy created when nature and humanity come together; the other sees veils created when an individual’s nature and humanity clash.

About the Curator

Diane Griffin Gregory
Independent Consultant and Curator, Houston, TX

Diane Griffin Gregory is the Organizer and Curator for “Source Material,” the fall 2017 inaugural exhibition for Red Maple Gallery Houston. Gregory, through Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants for Arts and Culture, has been in business since 2005. She has a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. From 1992-2000, Gregory was employed at Art League Houston and held various positions, including interim director. She was administrative director at Houston Center for Photography from 2000-2005. Her partnership with Jean Caslin spanned ten years and included numerous co-curated exhibitions as well as participation as reviewers in FotoFest biennials from 2006-2018. Gregory is an experienced career consultant, grant writer and independent curator working both with individual clients as well as organizations such as Houston Community College-Central Art Department, Houston Methodist, Spring Street Studios and Summer Street Studios at Sawyer Yards, and Art League of Baytown and Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, Texas.