KIT REUTHER: HEADS & CLOUDS
David Lusk Gallery Nashville / 516 Hagan St., #100 August 31 - September 30th
This fall Kit Reuther returns to David Lusk Gallery Nashville for her solo exhibition HEADS & CLOUDS. Reuther’s tenth show with DLG consists of monochromatic yet bright paintings and tactile, amorphous sculptures.
Reuther's ever-evolving practice includes painting, sculpture and engineering as she studies innovative art historical eras and landmark interior design styles and trends. Minimalism grounds Reuther’s works, yet they possess an energy brought out in colorful and textured gestures. Earlier wooden sculptures of heads serve as a jumping off point for Reuther’s new bronze sculptures. Placed on marble pedestals, these textured works mirror round elements in her paintings, creating dialog between her two practices.
In HEADS & CLOUDS, Reuther tightly packs canvase with textured rich greens, bright yellows, and inviting blues that push the works beyond their physical borders. Her signature rough brushstrokes cover entire surfaces underneath geometric, outlined shapes. Referencing color from Ida Kohlmeyer and bulbous shapes from Philip Guston, Reuther creates architecturally abstract paintings with representation forms.
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; Southeastern Asset Management, Memphis; nexAir, Memphis; Duncan Williams Inc., Memphis; Dollar General Collection, Nashville; and Nordstrom stores across the country.