Laura Rathe Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist, Meredith Pardue. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, April 4th from 6-9pm at their River Oaks District gallery (4444 Westheimer).
Meredith Pardue’s springtime solo exhibition, I Am the Moon, is rooted in our relationship with the moon, and the inherent mystery and rituals that this rapport has inspired throughout human history. Pardue’s palette ranges from moody and dark monochromes to explosive saturation. The mark making of this body or work spans from brushwork reminiscent of mid-century abstract expressionists to raw, primitive strokes, most boldly evident in the dramatic asymmetrical diptych titled Cave. A few compositions with pod like forms seem to undulate around, within, and beyond the parameters of the canvas in what has become Pardue's signature aesthetic over the last decade.
This will be the premier exhibition that the original artwork purchase will be paired with its digital NFT twin. The NFT (non-fungible token) is not only an evolving form of art but is also a tradeable asset on the block chain market, which has recently exploded with the sale of Beeple’s NFT through Christie’s for an astounding $69.3 million.
This solo exhibition will be on display through April 28 , 2021.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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, Exon 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.