Laura Rathe Fine Art announces Cosmicopia, a solo exhibition featuring Meredith Pardue’s latest body of work. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, April 6th from 6:00-9:00pm at 2707 Colquitt St., Houston, TX.


Cosmicopiais a combination of two words: cosmic ("of or relating to the cosmos"), and cornucopia ("an inexhaustible store"). Though truly impossible, through paint and two dimensions, in Cosmicopia Pardue explores the unfathomable vastness of the cosmos and all that our universe contains. 


In the artist’s words “Nebulae, heavenly bodies, forces, galaxies, movement, space, time, and energy — all from my minuscule, human perspective from earth — things that I cannot comprehend. I have always found comfort in my comparatively insignificant existence in the context of all that is, while at the same time standing in childlike wonder and awe that the miracle of my short, but precious life—and all earthly life—exists at all.


Cosmicopia’ will be on display through May 11, 2019.




Meredith Pardue


Meredith Pardue is an abstract artist with 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. Her work has been exhibited and collected worldwide and published in Architectural Digest, Dwell, New American Paintings, and Austin Monthly Home. Her work is included in the corporate collections of J. Crew Corporate Headquarters, Genstar Capital, The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Oceania Cruise Lines, Scott and White Children's Hospital, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in Austin, TX.




With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities. 


LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele includes BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and ConocoPhillips. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.