Laura Rathe Fine Art in Dallas celebrated its grand opening Saturday with the opening of SEE, a group exhibtion of gallery artists. With over 1200 visitors in just three hours, it was packed! It was AMAZING!!!
Congratulations to Laura and the staff at LRFA on a beautiful accomplishment! The gallery is already a success, I am honored to be a small part of it.
The newly constructed gallery space is simply stunning, with 5,000 square feet of exhibition space on two floors illuminated with natural light coming in through the floor to ceiling windows on both floors. The show featured the paintings, sculpture, glass art, video, and photography of gallery artists, and the installation of the work was spot on. I also viewed the show during the day so that I could really take in the work and the space, and I honestly felt like I was vibrating afterwards. If you didn't make it to the opening, don't worry--the show will be up through the end of the month!
Here are some images from opening night and a few installations shots. The quality of many of these photos is TERRIBLE. Sorry! I collected these from various iPhones, and well, it's all I've got.
Gil Bruvel sculpture
Artists L to R: Roi James, Marissa Starr, Bruce Tinch, Gary Beal, & Meredith Pardue
Laura Rathe & Gil Bruvel
Meredith Pardue & Van Pardue
Pura Vida [left] & Sea Change diptych [right]
Gallery director Janice Meyers with Laura Rathe & Courtney
Ann Pardue & Meredith Pardue
Elise Martinez, Vince Pardue, & Meredith Pardue
[Gil Bruvel sculpture back left]
Jimmy Stevenson, Vince Pardue, & Elise Martinez
Roi James painting
Lindsey Johnson Harper, Meredith Pardue, & Jason Johnson
I am hilarious.
Elise Martinez, Vince Pardue, Meredith Pardue, Van Pardue, & Ann Pardue