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.
Marigold
Marigold

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
Abstract #1557
Abstract #1557
#1291-3d
#1291-3d
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1556
Abstract #1556
#1568-3d
#1568-3d
Abstract #1553
Abstract #1553
Abstract #1543
Abstract #1543
#1570-3d
#1570-3d
Abstract Yellow and Blue
Abstract Yellow and Blue
Brown #1536
Brown #1536
#1567
#1567
Abstract #1544
Abstract #1544
Green #1537
Green #1537
#1569-3d
#1569-3d
Abstract #1525
Abstract #1525
Abstract #1540-3d
Abstract #1540-3d
Abstract #1520
Abstract #1520
#1551-3d
#1551-3d
#1552-3d
#1552-3d
#1495-3d
#1495-3d
#1508-3d
#1508-3d
Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
#1496-3d
#1496-3d
#1500-3d
#1500-3d
#1521-3d
#1521-3d
Earth Garden
Earth Garden
Yellow #1516
Yellow #1516
Acid Garden
Acid Garden
Assembly with Lava Rock
Assembly with Lava Rock
#1466-3d
#1466-3d
#1133-3d
#1133-3d
Marigold
Marigold
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
Abstract #1557
Abstract #1557
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
#1291-3d
#1291-3d
powder coated metal, 83x10x8
2015
Abstract #1548
Abstract #1548
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
Abstract #1556
Abstract #1556
oil on canvas, 50x48
2021
#1568-3d
#1568-3d
powder coated metal on cement, 54x13.5x13
2021
Abstract #1553
Abstract #1553
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x56
2020
Abstract #1543
Abstract #1543
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2021
#1570-3d
#1570-3d
powder coated metal, 51x24x29
2021
Abstract Yellow and Blue
Abstract Yellow and Blue
oil on canvas, 60x56
2021
Brown #1536
Brown #1536
oil on canvas, 54x54
2020
#1567
#1567
powder coated metal, 57x22x13
2021
Abstract #1544
Abstract #1544
oil on canvas, 40x40
2021
Green #1537
Green #1537
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x60
2020
#1569-3d
#1569-3d
powder coated metal, 52.5x19x16
2021
Abstract #1525
Abstract #1525
oil, oil crayon on linen, 38x30
2020
Abstract #1540-3d
Abstract #1540-3d
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2021
Abstract #1520
Abstract #1520
oil, graphite on linen, 52x30
2020
#1551-3d
#1551-3d
plaster, cement, 29x16x10
2021
#1552-3d
#1552-3d
plaster, cement, 31x16x11
2021
#1495-3d
#1495-3d
wood, paint and stain, 65x18x12
2019
#1508-3d
#1508-3d
wood, 22x36x9
2020
Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
oil, graphite on canvas, 80x120
2020
#1496-3d
#1496-3d
wood, 49x12x10
2020
#1500-3d
#1500-3d
wood, metal, 28x9x7
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
Acid Garden
Acid Garden
mixed media on canvas, 72x72
2020
Assembly with Lava Rock
Assembly with Lava Rock
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2020
#1466-3d
#1466-3d
paint, plaster and wire, 31x29x14
2019
#1133-3d
#1133-3d
iron, 41x10x10
2012

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