In Celebration of artist Meredith Pardue’s monumental 50th solo exhibition – “The Space Between The Stars” – one of Houston’s premier galleries, Laura Rathe fine arts, provided a special exhibition and an intimate dinner hosted by private collectors.
Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, Pardue is a contemporary artist whose work is widely known for its abstract botanical forms and scenes from nature. After earning a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from Parsons School of Design, Pardue traveled extensively throughout the United States, drawing inspiration from the diverse regions and coastlines of the South, Pacific Northwest, and Northeast. Since then, Pardue has built a large following in Houston and beyond. The painter now lives and works in Austin but traveled to the Rivers Oaks District to celebrate her incredible achievement of 50 solo exhibitions.
In her latest work “The space between the stars‘, Pardue takes the viewer beyond the sensuality and physicality of the picture’s surface. Through varied palettes and organic shapes, the relationship between positive and negative space brings to the surface the interconnectivity of all things and the continuum of unimaginable space.
In addition to sentimentality, Pardue and Rathe celebrate significant history together. The couple marks a nearly 20-year relationship that has continued to evolve and thrive as they both have grown in the industry and navigated the ever-changing art world.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Rathe began her career as a private art dealer before founding LRFA in Houston in 1998. Laura Rathe Fine Art now has two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas’ Design District. Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has established itself as a premier contemporary art venue, offering art lovers in Houston and Dallas an impressive array of exhibitions and programs. It represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums, many of which have been included in world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections.
Laura Rathe Fine Art also works closely with private and public collectors to provide art advisory and consultancy services. With many years of experience in this field, the gallery supports each client in developing a collection program tailored specifically to their needs. It offers multiple options and ideas based on personal gallery consultations, site visits and sample deliveries upon request.
Laura Rathe Fine Art aims to connect customers with art they love that is both a good investment and cherished for years to come. This gallery will even help clients seamlessly frame and mount artworks in specific spaces, paying special attention to scale, overall design, placement, lighting, and secure mounting.
The Space Between Stars is on view at Laura Rathe Fine Art in the River Oaks District (4444 Westheimer Road) through Monday May 9th. To learn more about everything you can see at Laura Rathe Fine Art, visit the gallery’s full website.