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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Marigold
Marigold
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Abstract #1557
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Abstract #1548
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Abstract #1556
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Abstract #1543
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Abstract Yellow and Blue
Abstract Yellow and Blue
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Abstract #1540-3d
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Green #1537
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oil on linen, 40x40
2022
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oil, graphite on canvas, 50x44
2022
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oil on canvas, 48x60
2022
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oil, graphite on canvas, 36x34
2021
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#1579
oil on canvas, 36x34
2021
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#1572
oil on canvas, 54x50
2021
Abstract #1586
Abstract #1586
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x50
2021
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#1573
oil on canvas, 50x54
2021
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#1576-3d
wood, paint and metal, 47x10x9
2021
Marigold
Marigold
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
Abstract #1557
Abstract #1557
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
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#1291-3d
powder coated metal, 83x10x8
2015
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#1577-3d
wood, silver leaf and metal, 38.5x9x9
2021
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
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#1580-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
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oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
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oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
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#1583-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
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#1584-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
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#1585-P
oil on paper collage, 12x9
2021
Abstract #1556
Abstract #1556
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
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#1568-3d
powder coated metal on cement, 54x13.5x13
2021
Abstract #1543
Abstract #1543
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2021
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#1570-3d
powder coated metal, 51x24x29
2021
Abstract Yellow and Blue
Abstract Yellow and Blue
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
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#1567
powder coated metal, 57x22x13
2021
Abstract #1540-3d
Abstract #1540-3d
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2021
Green #1537
Green #1537
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2020
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wood, 22x36x9
2020
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wood, wax, 32x17x16
2020
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iron, 41x10x10
2012
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carved wood, 22x36x9
2020

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