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MEREDITH PARDUE Nova Supernova May 22 – June 21, 2014  

529 W. 20th St., Ste. 6W New York, NY 10011  


Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is thrilled to present Nova Supernova, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Austinbased abstract painter Meredith Pardue.   Meredith Pardue’s source material is, first and foremost, the natural world that surrounds her. For this, her newest, exhibition she turned to the heavens and translated them into oil paint on canvas. The paintings that resulted are nebular and cosmic; they appear to oscillate within the confines of their picture planes.   Working without a preconceived image, Pardue paints intuitively, brazenly, and deliberately. Each organic, petal-like form reveals itself to her through a complicated and yet free series of under and overpaintings. The process is both an investigation of space and color and of physical and psychological space. They attempt to encapsulate the magnitude of the universe and the feeling of humble smallness that that magnitude creates. The eye gravitates towards the center of the picture and the forms create the impression of pulling their viewers in towards them. They expertly demonstrate Sir Edmund Burke’s principle of the sublime, characterized as “astonishment. . . that state of the soul in which all its motions are suspended. . . the mind is entirely filled with its object, that it cannot entertain any other.”   Meredith Pardue lives and works in Austin, TX. She received her MFA from Parsons School of Desgin in 2003. She has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and her work is in numerous important public and private collections, including J. Crew, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Pardue’s work has been published in several different sources such as Architectural Digest, New American Paintings, and Dwell.  


Aqua Stella, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 48 x 48 in.


Oncidium Celestia, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 48 x 72 in.


Nebula III, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 60 x 48 in.


Oncidium, 2013 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 48 x 48 in.


Pranayama Stardust II, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 72 x 96 in Flora Nova, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 48 x 48 in.


Om Luna, 2013 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 72 x 36 in.


Om Solara, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 72 x 36 in.


Om Stella, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas, 72 x 36 in.


Tides of the Seven Seas, 2014 Ink, oil, and graphite on canvas 72 x 96 in.


MEREDITH PARDUE     EDUCATION 2003 MFA, Painting, New School University/Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 1998 BFA, Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 TBD, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX Nova Supernova, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY Stardust to Stardust, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 2013 The Elysian Field, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX Eden, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA This Cloud, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 2012 Terrain, Jean-Marc Fray, Austin, TX Native, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA Sojourns: Part II, Smink, Dallas, TX Sojourns: Part I, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 2011 Isis, K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Visible Spectrum, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA Super Flow, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 2010 Revolutions, Jean-Marc Fray, Austin, TX Pages: A True Story by Meredith Pardue, Judith Costello Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC Decade, Jean-Marc Fray, Austin, TX 2009 Unbound: Seven Parts of a Rainstorm, Jean-Marc Fray, Austin, TX Sea Change, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA All for 1, Lounge Art, Jackson, MS 2008 LA Lush, Arender Gallery, Monroe, LA

 


SELECTED SOLO, CONT. 2006 Fossil Portraits, Jenkins Connelly Gallery, New Orleans, LA Strange Ground, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA 2004 New Paintings, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 One Year One Work, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX 2013 Articulate, Global Art and Design Project Fundraiser Exhibition, New York, NY Gratitude, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX Dallas Art Fair, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX See, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, TX 2012 Intuitions: Meredith Pardue + Andrea Shapiro, Kathryn Markel Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY Three Graces: Connie Noyes + Meredith Pardue + Mary Rousseaux, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL Flora & Fauna, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2011 New American Paintings #88, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Atlanta, GA Translucent Vision, with Allison Stewart, Jules’ Place, Boston, MA 2010 Sheer Splendor: Susan Davidoff, Meredith Pardue, Sara Schneckloth, Chicago Art Source, IL Small Works Invitational, The Painting Center, New York, NY 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX Group Exhibition, Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA Small Works, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA 2009 Rogue Spaces, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Meredith Pardue + David Humphries, Baton Rouge, LA Figment, Meredith Pardue + Steven Daluz, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX Diversion, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 2 x 2 for AIDS + Art, Rachofsky House, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX 46th Annual Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA Meredith Pardue, Marissa Star, Alexander Stolin, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX Smooth Finish, Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA Sounding Out, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL Gallery Artists, Judith Costello Gallery, Hilton Head, SC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, CONT. 2008 2 x 2 for AIDS + Art, Rachofsky House, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX Prospect 1, Gerrie Bremmerman, New Orleans, LA

St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital, Neuroscience Center, Savannah, GA 2007 Inaugural Group Exhibition, Judith Costello Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC 2005 Artists of Louisiana, Jean-Marc Fray, Austin, TX University of Louisiana Faculty Exhibition, Bry Gallery, Monroe, LA Group Exhibition, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA 2004 Selections from the Collection of Pamela M. Baker, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA 31st National Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA Annual Group Exhibition, Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA OPEN: Meredith Pardue + Joey Slaughter, New Gallery, Monroe, LA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY "Barry Dixon's Monticeto, California Showhouse," Traditional Home. September 2004. "High Contrast,"Architectural Digest. September 2012. "Home Again," D Home. January/February Issue 2013. "Idea House at Squire Creek," Southern Living. August 2005. "Louisiana Artists at Jean-Marc Fray," Tribeza. November 2005. “Meredith Pardue, Artist Interview,” Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Baton Rouge, LA, 2009. "Red Hot," Luxe Magazine. 2012 "South End Remodel," Boston Globe Magazine. February 3, 2013. “2 x 2 for AIDS + Art Catalog,” Rachofsky House, Dallas Museum of Art. 2009. “2 x 2 for AIDS and Art Catalog,” Rachofsky House, Dallas Museum of Art. 2008. “Ann Connelly at Home: Artfully Green,” Lousiana Homes & Gardens. April 2009. “Ann Connelly Exhibition,” The Advocate. 2004. “At Home in the World,” New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles. July 2007. “Baton Rouge’s Best Kept Secret: Jeff Woosley,” Louisiana Homes & Gardens. April 2009. “Big Ideas from the Big Easy,” Southern Living. July 2009. “Defining Art,” La Vie. May 2006.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, CONT. “Gene Todaro, Marcello’s Wine Bar,” Baton Rouge Business Report. 2009. “Lindsey Bond Interior,” House Beautiful. October 2010. “Luxe Magazine,” Laura Rathe Fine Art. February 2013. “Matthews Residence,” Austin Monthly Home. September 2009. “Mid-City Art: Meredith Pardue & Karoline Schleh,” House & Home Magazine. 2004. “New American Paintings,” Southern Edition. June/July 2010. “Roadside Attraction, Baird Residence,” Dwell Magazine. March 2007. “Southern Comfort,” Anthology, September (Premier) Issue. 2010. “The Captain’s House at River Dunes,” Coastal Living Magazine. November 2007. “Top 10 Designers: Margaret Ann McEver,” Domino Magazine. April 2007. Austin Home Magazine, March 2013. Austin Home Magazine, May 2013. Hensley, Becca. “Artist Interview,” Glossy (Austin American Statesman). 2010. “Art Ltd. Magazine,” K. Imperial Fine Art. September/October 2011. “Luxe Magazine” Laura Rathe Fine Art. October 2012. Savannah College of Art & Design Print Ad, New York Times, 2008. Southern Review. “Meredith Pardue,” LSU/Baton Rouge, 2012. Zappitell, Brenda. "Balancing a Family and a Creative Life," Professional Artist. December 2012. SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Community Trust Bank, Forsythe Avenue Location, Monroe, LA Creed and Creed Law Offices, Inc., Monroe, LA Grace and Hebert Architecture, Baton Rouge, LA Hancock Askew & Company, Savannah, GA Iberia Bank, Essen Lane Location, Baton Rouge, LA Iberia Bank, Highland Park Location, Baton Rouge, LA Iberia Bank, Oliver Road Location, Monroe, LA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS , CONT.

J. Crew Corporate Headquarters, New York, NY J. Crew, East Hampton, NY Lamar Corporate Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA MALI, Houston, TX Mariott Hotel, Atlanta, GA Mark Ashby Design, Austin, TX Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Austin, TX Northern Trust Bank, New York, NY Oceania Cruise Lines, Miami, FL Office Links, Sears Tower, 95th Floor, Chicago, IL Regions Bank, Monroe, LA Saligram Ltd., Moscow, Russia Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA Scott + White Children's Hospital, Temple, TX St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital, Neuroscience Center, Savannah, GA University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA Westin Hotel, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA Westin Hotel, Cincinnati, OH


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