A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist John Herrin will be simultaneously on view along with two other exhibitions.
After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin's flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting from the days-long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection.
Since that time, he has evolved in his depiction of still lives. What became bewitching was the slow death of the tulip, how some petals drop, and some do not. The great master painters have been depicting aging and death via still lives over a century. Herrin, perhaps not so much removed from the concept of graceful aging, pursues the beauty of nature with great technical and visual acumen.
John Herrin has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1994. His work is in private collections and included in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston permanent collection.
An artist reception takes place 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.