MAY | JUNE 2021



Dallas Design District Gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a solo exhibition I AM THE SUN, featuring new works by renowned artist, Meredith Pardue. The opening days will take place on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th. The artist will be in attendance on Saturday, May 15th from 1-4pm. Appointments are recommended. 


Meredith Pardue’s solo exhibition I AM THE SUN, is rooted in humankind’s relationship with the sun, and the inherent mystery and rituals this rapport has inspired throughout human history. Pardue’s palette ranges from explosive saturation to moody and dark monochromes. The mark making of this body of work spans from brushwork reminiscent of mid-century abstract expressionists to raw, primitive strokes. The exhibition also includes 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 SUN will be on view through June 26th, 2021.




Meredith Pardue infuses her canvases with a vivid color palette that appeals to both the feminine and masculine aspects of the universe. The serene and calmness of negative space is confronted with the birth of color and form. The bright and bold colors deepen our experience into the feminine sensuality and seductive nature of the floral-like forms. The darker and more neutral tones hold a sense of sturdiness and density that relate to the essence of masculinity. Manifesting creation through form and color, Pardue transforms negative spaces into matter through bold and rich textures and sensual colors which convey her love of nature, especially the physical beauty of her native Louisiana. Her exploration of earthly and otherworldly terrains leads us to vibrant visions inside an interactive transformation of energy. Pardue goes beyond the world of matter, experimenting with elements and their features intercepting into the spirit of creation itself.


Pardue studied painting at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and subsequently at Parson School of Design where she received her M.F.A. in 2003. Since one of her first exhibitions at the Levee Gallery, Monroe, LA, in 1998, Pardue has had dozens of solo shows in Texas, New York, California, Illinois, and Louisiana, as well as regular inclusion in group exhibitions. Her work has been featured in a variety of art and design publications, including Architectural Digest, Art Ltd., Dwell, Elle Décor, New American Paintings, and Professional Artist. She is represented in the notable collections of BBVA Compass, Exxon Mobile, Genstar Capital, J Crew Corporate Headquarters, Marina Bay Sands, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oceania Cruise Lines, Ritz Carlton, Savannah College of Art and Design, State Farm Arena Atlanta Hawks Stadium, and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Pardue currently lives and works in Austin, TX.

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