"Meredith Pardue’s current solo exhibition, I Am the Moon, is rooted in humankind’s relationship to our moon and the rituals and inherent mystery that this relationship has inspired throughout human history. The color palettes of these paintings range from moody, dark monochromes to explosive saturation. The mark making in this body of work spans brushwork reminiscent of mid-century abstract expressionist painting to raw, primitive mark making most boldly evident in the dramatic asymmetrical diptych titled Cave. There are also a few compositions with pod like forms that seem to undulate around, within, and beyond the parameters of the canvas in what has become Pardue's signature aesthetic over the last decade. I Am the Moon will be on view at Laura Rathe Fine Art in Houston April 1-30 in the River Oaks District location at 4444 Westheimer Road. Pardue will open a second solo exhibiiton titled I am the Sun at Laura Rathe Fine Art Dallas May 15."
Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a solo exhibition featuring new works by Texas artist, Meredith Pardue. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, November 23rd, from 5:00-8:00pm with an artist talk at 6:45pm, moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe.
In Pardue’s latest exhibition, the works aim to bring a sense of the familiar. For Pardue, that is going back to her original roots in painting. Bringing back the layering of translucent forms and a focus on natural colors, Pardue channels humanity’s home, Earth. Calling on the colors of bodies of water, precious stones, flora, and lush landscapes, she creates a series of paintings which inspire tranquility and peace.
Between Mars and Venus is an homage to the many magical forms of life and nature here on Earth. In this body of work, Pardue honors and celebrates all that we can see and feel—our waters, our landscapes, our ecosystems and all that comprise them.
Between Mars & Venus will be on display through January 4th, 2020.
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