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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Abstract #1525
Abstract #1525
Abstract #1520
Abstract #1520
Green #1519
Green #1519
Quadrant
Quadrant
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Abstract #1522
Abstract #1522
Abstract #1505
Abstract #1505
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Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
Chalk Garden
Chalk Garden
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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
Abstract #1491
Abstract #1491
Assembly with Spring Green
Assembly with Spring Green
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Abstract #1492
Abstract #1492
Abstract #1490
Abstract #1490
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
Madeleine
Madeleine
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Abstract #1525
Abstract #1525
oil, oil crayon on linen, 38x30
2020
Abstract #1520
Abstract #1520
oil, graphite on linen, 52x30
2020
Green #1519
Green #1519
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x46
2020
Quadrant
Quadrant
wood, wax, 35x24x12
2020
#1487-3d
#1487-3d
wood, stain and metal, 47x8x6
2019
#1488-3d
#1488-3d
wood, cement and metal, 62x9x5
2019
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#1489-3d
wood, stain, 70x17x11
2019
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#1494-3d
wood, 53x17x12
2020
#1495-3d
#1495-3d
wood, paint and stain, 65x18x12
2019
Abstract #1522
Abstract #1522
oil on canvas, 50x58
2020
Abstract #1505
Abstract #1505
oil on canvas, 72x72
2020
#1508-3d
#1508-3d
wood, 22x36x9
2020
Landscape with Felled Tree
Landscape with Felled Tree
oil, graphite on canvas, 80x120
2020
Chalk Garden
Chalk Garden
oil on canvas, 50x58
2020
#1496-3d
#1496-3d
wood, 49x12x10
2020
#1497-3d
#1497-3d
wood, stain, 65x16x16
2020
#1500-3d
#1500-3d
wood, metal, 28x9x7
2020
#1506-3d
#1506-3d
wood, metal, 86x9x9
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
Abstract #1491
Abstract #1491
oil, spray paint on canvas, 60x46
2019
Assembly with Spring Green
Assembly with Spring Green
oil, graphite on canvas, 58x48
2020
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#1455-3d
plaster, paint and metal, 48x10x8
2019
#1454-3d
#1454-3d
plaster, paint and metal, 35x15x13
2019
#1493-3d
#1493-3d
silver leaf, plaster and metal, 38x15x13
2019
Abstract #1492
Abstract #1492
oil, spray paint, graphite on canvas, 60x46
2019
Abstract #1490
Abstract #1490
oil, graphite, collage on linen, 72x72
2019
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
mixed media on canvas, 64x64
2019
Madeleine
Madeleine
oil and graphite on canvas, 34x34
2011
#1483-3d
#1483-3d
wood, stain and metal, 41x17x13
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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#1009-3d
bronze, steel, 35x4x4
2017
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iron, 41x10x10
2012

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