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.
4 Objects
4 Objects

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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4 Objects
4 Objects
Blue Trio
Blue Trio
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Cyclops And Son
Cyclops And Son
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
Abstract #1401
Abstract #1401
Abstract 1425
Abstract 1425
Like Icing
Like Icing
Pix
Pix
Abstract #1412
Abstract #1412
Green Turtle
Green Turtle
Mountain + Tree
Mountain + Tree
Maze
Maze
Merrily Merrily
Merrily Merrily
Pink X
Pink X
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
#1462
#1462
Madeleine
Madeleine
#1457 Yellow/Green
#1457 Yellow/Green
#1456 Magenta
#1456 Magenta
#1479-3d
#1479-3d
#1480-3d
#1480-3d
#1466-3d
#1466-3d
#1009-3d
#1009-3d
#1121-3d
#1121-3d
#1125-3d
#1125-3d
#1389-3d
#1389-3d
#1124-3d
#1124-3d
#1133-3d
#1133-3d
4 Objects
4 Objects
oil on canvas, 48x60
2019
Blue Trio
Blue Trio
oil on canvas, 30x42
2019
Four Triangles Of Nothing
Four Triangles Of Nothing
oil, graphite on linen, 72x72
2018
Cyclops And Son
Cyclops And Son
oil on linen, 72x72
2018
Collection of Objects
Collection of Objects
mixed media on canvas, 64x64
2019
Abstract #1401
Abstract #1401
oil on canvas, 60x60
2017
Abstract 1425
Abstract 1425
oil, graphite on canvas, 60x46
2018
Like Icing
Like Icing
oil on linen, 60x46
2019
Pix
Pix
oil on linen, 60x46
2019
Abstract #1412
Abstract #1412
oil on canvas, 60x42
2018
Green Turtle
Green Turtle
mixed media on canvas, 50x42
2019
Mountain + Tree
Mountain + Tree
mixed media on canvas, 50X42
2019
Maze
Maze
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Merrily Merrily
Merrily Merrily
silver leaf, oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Pink X
Pink X
oil, graphite on canvas, 40x40
2018
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
oil on canvas, 40x40
2018
#1462
#1462
oil on linen, 40x40
2019
Madeleine
Madeleine
oil and graphite on canvas, 34x34
2011
#1457 Yellow/Green
#1457 Yellow/Green
collaged canvas, 18x18
2019
#1456 Magenta
#1456 Magenta
oil on collaged canvas, 18x18
2019
#1479-3d
#1479-3d
wood, paint, stain, wax and metal, 73x14x9
2019
#1480-3d
#1480-3d
wood, paint, stain, wax and metal, 66x13x8
2019
#1466-3d
#1466-3d
paint, plaster and wire, 31x29x14
2019
#1009-3d
#1009-3d
bronze, steel, 35x4x4
2017
#1121-3d
#1121-3d
bronze, 42.5x6.5x2
2018
#1125-3d
#1125-3d
bronze, steel, 40x7x3
2017
#1389-3d
#1389-3d
metal and wood, 36x26x21
2017
#1124-3d
#1124-3d
bronze, paint, wood base, 42x9x8
2016
#1133-3d
#1133-3d
iron, 41x10x10
2012

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