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.


Meredith Pardue is widely known for her dynamic, large-scale compositions featuring colorful abstract forms derived from nature. Born in Monroe, Louisiana and based in Austin, Texas, Pardue holds an M.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in New York and a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Following her studies, Pardue traveled extensively throughout the United States. Her work commonly draws inspiration from the varied flora and landscapes of the American South, Pacific Northwest, and Northeast, recalling the transparency of water, the translucency of petals, and the opacities of foliage.

The work of Meredith Pardue is prominently displayed in several notable private and corporate collections, including J. Crew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capital, ExxonMobil, BBVA Compass, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner, the University of Texas at Austin, UT Southwestern Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Savannah College of Art & Design. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and published in Modern Luxury Interiors Texas, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and New American Paintings.