Kit Reuther

b. 1957, Nashville, TN
My paintings and sculpture continue to expand on a personal vocabulary of primitive marks and abstracted shapes. I work in an explorative manner that often leaves behind remnants of my editing whether it’s hyper-minimal abstraction or complete visual pattern.
Otherworld Flora
Otherworld Flora

Anchored by an intuitive awareness of spatial order, Kit Reuther employs her own brand of architectural abstraction to deconstruct representational forms in paintings and sculptures. While minimalist and seemingly restrained, her works hum with a tranquil yet emotive energy. Her most recent paintings loosely reference still life compositions organized across the canvas, where washes of color, abstracted geometry, bits of texture, and gestural markings make the suggestion of form. The evidence of her hand in layering and spreading of paint, sometimes beyond the frame, animates expanses of negative space within neutral, earthy palettes. As an extension of her paintings, Reuther’s powerful sculptural works are sleek, linear distortions of abstracted shapes and more organic, totemic forms. Reuther’s elegant juxtapositions of forms and approaches recalls masters of abstract sculpture and painting like Louise Nevelson, Cy Twombly, Alberto Giacometti, and Constantin Brancusi.

Kit Reuther, a graduate of the O’More School of Design, in Nashville, is a born and bred Nashville artist. She has been awarded artist fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She participated in the VCCA International Residency Program in Germany and the Contemporary Artists Center Residency in Massachusetts. She exhibits frequently across the United States, including San Francisco, Santa Fe, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville and Memphis. Her works are in the collections of Ridgemont Equity Partners, Charlotte; Woodmont Booth Trust, California; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville; Landers & Associates, Memphis; A Tennessee Collection, TN Senatorial Office, Washington, DC; BellSouth Building, Nashville; Southeastern Asset Management, Memphis; nexAir, Memphis; Duncan Williams Inc., Memphis; Dollar General Collection, Nashville; and Nordstrom stores across the country.

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Otherworld Flora
Otherworld Flora
Objects with Blue Shadows
Objects with Blue Shadows
Otherworld Fauna
Otherworld Fauna
Landscape in Blue and Black
Landscape in Blue and Black
Still Life with Vessel
Still Life with Vessel
#1618
#1618
#1617
#1617
Composition with Grounded Floating Objects
Composition with Grounded Floating Objects
#1594
#1594
#1595
#1595
Abstract #1557
Abstract #1557
#1579
#1579
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
#1580-P
#1580-P
#1582-P
#1582-P
#1584-P
#1584-P
#1619.3d
#1619.3d
#1598-3d
#1598-3d
#1600-3d
#1600-3d
#1603-3d
#1603-3d
#1605-3d
#1605-3d
#1606-3d
#1606-3d
#1607-3d
#1607-3d
#1576-3d
#1576-3d
#1568-3d
#1568-3d
#1570-3d
#1570-3d
#1567
#1567
#1577-3d
#1577-3d
#1521-3d
#1521-3d
#1291-3d
#1291-3d
Otherworld Flora
Otherworld Flora
oil on canvas, 60x80
2022
Objects with Blue Shadows
Objects with Blue Shadows
oil on canvas, 58x58
2022
Otherworld Fauna
Otherworld Fauna
oil on canvas, 60x80
2022
Landscape in Blue and Black
Landscape in Blue and Black
oil on canvas, 56x50
2022
Still Life with Vessel
Still Life with Vessel
oil on canvas, 56x50
2022
#1618
#1618
oil, graphite on canvas, 52x48
2022
#1617
#1617
oil, graphite on canvas, 56x50
2022
Composition with Grounded Floating Objects
Composition with Grounded Floating Objects
oil on canvas, 58x58
2022
#1594
#1594
oil on linen, 40x40
2022
#1595
#1595
oil, graphite on canvas, 50x44
2022
Abstract #1557
Abstract #1557
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
#1579
#1579
oil on canvas, 36x34
2021
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
#1580-P
#1580-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
#1582-P
#1582-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
#1584-P
#1584-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
#1619.3d
#1619.3d
powder-coated metal, 60x44x31
2022
#1598-3d
#1598-3d
plaster and cement, 54.5x9x7
2022
#1600-3d
#1600-3d
plaster and cement, 42x7x7
2022
#1603-3d
#1603-3d
cement, marble, 25x9x9
2022
#1605-3d
#1605-3d
plaster & cement, 34x17x15
2022
#1606-3d
#1606-3d
plaster & cement, 42x15x13
2022
#1607-3d
#1607-3d
plaster & cement, 38x22x13
2022
#1576-3d
#1576-3d
wood, paint and metal, 47x10x9
2021
#1568-3d
#1568-3d
powder coated metal on cement, 54x13.5x13
2021
#1570-3d
#1570-3d
powder coated metal, 51x24x29
2021
#1567
#1567
powder coated metal, 57x22x13
2021
#1577-3d
#1577-3d
wood, silver leaf and metal, 38.5x9x9
2021
#1521-3d
#1521-3d
wood, wax, 32x17x16
2020
#1291-3d
#1291-3d
powder coated metal, 83x10x8
2015

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