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.
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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; Southeatern Assett Management, Memphis; nexAir, Memphis; Duncan Williams Inc., Memphis; Dollar General Collection, Nashville; and Nordstrom stores across the country.

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Green #1519
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Green #1537
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Brown #1536
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Abstract #1520
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Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
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Earth Garden
Earth Garden
Yellow #1516
Yellow #1516
Space Garden
Space Garden
Acid Garden
Acid Garden
Assembly with Lava Rock
Assembly with Lava Rock
Assembly with Spring Green
Assembly with Spring Green
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Abstract #1492
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
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Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
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Abstract #1549
oil. graphite on canvas, 60x56
2021
Abstract #1550
Abstract #1550
oil, silver leaf on canvas, 50x48
2021
Abstract #1543
Abstract #1543
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2021
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plaster, cement, 29x16x10
2021
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plaster, cement, 31x16x11
2021
Abstract #1545
Abstract #1545
oil on canvas, 40x40
2021
Abstract #1540-3d
Abstract #1540-3d
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2021
Abstract #1544
Abstract #1544
oil on canvas, 40x40
2021
Green #1519
Green #1519
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x46
2020
Green #1537
Green #1537
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2020
Abstract #1525
Abstract #1525
oil, oil crayon on linen, 38x30
2020
Brown #1536
Brown #1536
oil on canvas, 54x54
2020
Abstract #1520
Abstract #1520
oil, graphite on linen, 52x30
2020
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#1495-3d
wood, paint and stain, 65x18x12
2019
#1487-3d
#1487-3d
wood, stain and metal, 47x8x6
2019
#1508-3d
#1508-3d
wood, 22x36x9
2020
Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
oil, graphite on canvas, 80x120
2020
Abstract #1505
Abstract #1505
oil on canvas, 72x72
2020
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#1496-3d
wood, 49x12x10
2020
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#1497-3d
wood, stain, 65x16x16
2020
#1500-3d
#1500-3d
wood, metal, 28x9x7
2020
#1507-3d
#1507-3d
wood, paint, 67x14x11
2020
#1521-3d
#1521-3d
wood, wax, 32x17x16
2020
Earth Garden
Earth Garden
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2020
Yellow #1516
Yellow #1516
oil on linen, 40x40
2020
Space Garden
Space Garden
oil on canvas, 58x50
2020
Acid Garden
Acid Garden
mixed media on canvas, 72x72
2020
Assembly with Lava Rock
Assembly with Lava Rock
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2020
Assembly with Spring Green
Assembly with Spring Green
oil, graphite on canvas, 58x48
2020
Abstract #1492
Abstract #1492
oil, spray paint, graphite on canvas, 60x46
2019
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
mixed media on canvas, 64x64
2019
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#1479-3d
wood, paint, stain, wax and metal, 73x14x9
2019
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#1480-3d
wood, paint, stain, wax and metal, 66x13x8
2019
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#1466-3d
paint, plaster and wire, 31x29x14
2019
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iron, 41x10x10
2012

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