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 1425
Abstract 1425
Abstract #1417
Abstract #1417
Green Section
Green Section
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Abstrtact #1411
Abstrtact #1411
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Abstract #1410
Abstract #1410
Pattern #1396
Pattern #1396
Pattern 1397
Pattern 1397
Lavender + Gray #1403
Lavender + Gray #1403
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#1389-3d
Gray Check
Gray Check
Green #1387
Green #1387
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1380
Abstract #1380
Abstract #1379
Abstract #1379
Simple Geometry
Simple Geometry
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#1342-3d
Weight/Counterweight
Weight/Counterweight
Silver Section
Silver Section
3 Triangles
3 Triangles
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#1124-3d
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Abstract 1425
Abstract 1425
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x46
2018
Abstract #1417
Abstract #1417
oil, graphite on linen, 62x72
2018
Green Section
Green Section
oil on canvas, 38x30
2018
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#1121-3d
bronze, 42.5x6.5x2
2018
#1420-3d
#1420-3d
plaster and paint, 91x6x5
2018
#1347-3d
#1347-3d
plaster, wire, paint metal leaf, 25x33x11
2018
#1346-3d
#1346-3d
plaster, wire, paint, 32x14x14
2018
Abstrtact #1411
Abstrtact #1411
oil on linen, 62x72
2018
#1419-3d
#1419-3d
plaster, wire, paint, 54x17x15
2018
#1349-3d
#1349-3d
tape, 36x13x13
2017
#1385-3d
#1385-3d
plaster and mixed media, 57x8x8
2018
#1416-3d
#1416-3d
plasater and mixed media, 37x9x6
2018
Abstract #1410
Abstract #1410
oil, graphite on linen, 62x72
2018
Pattern #1396
Pattern #1396
oil on linen, 40x40
2017
Pattern 1397
Pattern 1397
oil on linen, 40x40
2017
Lavender + Gray #1403
Lavender + Gray #1403
oil on canvas, 60x60
2017
#1389-3d
#1389-3d
metal and wood, 36x26x21
2017
Gray Check
Gray Check
oil on canvas, 40x46
2017
Green #1387
Green #1387
oil on linen, 40x40
2017
Abstract #1382
Abstract #1382
oil, gold leaf on linen, 36x24
2017
Abstract #1380
Abstract #1380
oil and graphite in linen, 46x60
2017
Abstract #1379
Abstract #1379
oil on canvas, 64x70
2017
Simple Geometry
Simple Geometry
oil on canvas, 64x70
2017
#1342-3d
#1342-3d
steel, 51x30x22
2016
Weight/Counterweight
Weight/Counterweight
oil on canvas, 48x60
2016
Silver Section
Silver Section
oil, silver leaf on canvas, 48x60
2016
3 Triangles
3 Triangles
oil on canvas, 56x46
2016
#1124-3d
#1124-3d
bronze, paint, wood base, 42x9x8
2016
#1204-3d
#1204-3d
wood, 36x17x16
2014
#1181-3D
#1181-3D
wood, paint, graphite, wax and steel, 33x6x7
2013
#1175-3D
#1175-3D
wood, 34x16x10
2013