LRFA debuts Meredith Pardue’s latest art collection at its River Oaks District gallery.
Established in Houston in 1998, Laura Rathe Fine Artquickly became a Texas staple. With over 25 years of experience, gallerist and owner Laura Rathe has excelled in the art industry, continuously debuting a wide array of mind-blowing exhibitions in both her Houston and Dallas showrooms. Praised as one of the best contemporary art venues in the state, LRFA represents lineups of both renowned and up-and-coming contemporary artists working in various mediums. Rathe’s influence goes beyond the Texas border, as she participates in exclusive art exhibitions and fairs in many different regions, including Art Wynwood in Miami and Art Market Hamptons in New York, in addition to local events like Texas Contemporary, Houston Art Fair and Dallas Art Fair.
LRFA will host spring show I Am the Moon at its River Oaks District gallery (4444 Westheimer Road) from April 1 through May 1, with an opening reception on April 1 from 5 to 8 PM. The solo exhibition will feature the work of Louisiana native and distinguished artist Meredith Pardue, who is known for her unique abstract paintings, brushwork and incorporation of natural elements. This will be the first show in which 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.
Pardue’s spring solo exhibition is inspired by humans’ relationship with the moon and the mysteries and rituals surrounding that relationship. Her palette used for this collection ranges from dark, uniform tones to bright, saturated colors, representing the universe’s masculine and feminine elements, respectively. The abstract forms incorporated throughout her various pieces mirror flower petals and other organic structures found in nature, each painted with careful brushwork using primarily water- and oil-based materials on canvas. This technique, along with her common themes of nature and singular brush strokes, has become Pardue’s signature aesthetic over the last decade, making her work easily recognizable. Glimpse Pardue’s whimsical creations on display in I Am the Moon and find yourself lost in a sea of vividhues and shapes.