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  • "River," oil on canvas, 24" x 48"
  • "Evening Sky II," oil/paper mounted on board, 12" x 12"
  • "Bach Sonata B Minor H.245," oil on panel, 36" x 46"
  • "There Will Be Peace in the Valley," 18" x 16", oil on panel
  • "Bowie," oil on panel, 16" x 12"
  • "First Light," oil on panel, 32" x 44"
  • "Evening Sunlight," oil on panel, 32" x 44"
  • "Can't Help Falling," oil on panel, 12" x 12"
  • "Still II," oil on panel, 40" x 44"
  • "Morning Light II," oil on panel, 36" x 48"

Bio

Landscape is a misnomer. Water, sky and land are a mantra repeated over and over until they lose meaning and become nothing. Each painting is a random variant. The repetition holds everything together inside the entropy of the making of the paintings, much in the same way biological function follows a discreet process yet yields random results within species. The work is an attempt to obtain absolute neutrality through the negation of a clear meaning. (asceticism)

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Kurt Meer: Education and Honors

Graduate work in painting, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 1998-2000
BFA (Graphic Design), University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 1996
Painting & Photography Studies, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1994-1995

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Kurt Meer: Selected Exhibitions

Elvis Has Left the Building, group show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2017
New Works, group show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2017
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
One in a Million, group show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
No: 10 Anniversary Show, group show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2016
It’s Good to be The King,  group show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2015
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Passage, duo, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
That’s All Right Mama, group exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Anima and Animus, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Holiday Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Common Ground, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2009
Eidolon of Memory (solo), L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2008
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
Lay of the Land, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2007
The Quiet Palette (solo), Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2007
Summer 2007 Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
Ether (solo), L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
First Anniversary Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, 2006
Summer 2006 Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Origin (solo), L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Grand Opening, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2005
Together, New Paintings by Kurt Meer & Sam Reed, Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2005
Solitude, Works by Kurt Meer & John Folsom, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2005
Something of Our Common Feeling, Figure Painting Group Show, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN, 2005
Kurt Meer & Drew Galloway, Recent Landscape Paintings, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, 2004
Kurt Meer & Ky Johnston, Light & Structure: Recent Landscape Paintings, Askew Nixon Gerguson Architects, Memphis, TN, 2004
Vergessen (solo), Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2003
Inside/Outside, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2002
Small Packages, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2002, 2001
The Contemporary Realist Impulse, Perry Nicole Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2001

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Kurt Meer: Public Collections

Cummins Mid-South, Memphis, TN
Ring Star Ranch, Cashiers, NC
Sentry, LLC, Memphis, TN
Spicer, Flynn and Redstone, Memphis, TN
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

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Kurt Meer: Publications

Fredric Koeppel, “Elvis is in the Gallery,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 12 Aug 2016
Fredric Koeppel, “Summer Group Exhibitions at L Ross, Jay Etkin Offer Pleasing Diversity,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 5 July 2016
Fredric Koeppel, “Respect and Reverence for the King,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 11 Aug 2015
Fredric Koeppel, “Pen & Brush,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 2 Jan 2015
Fredric Koeppel, “The King, from pop icon to satire,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 15 Aug 2014
Carol Knowles, “Stir It Up. Work by Meer, Buchner, Edwards, and Hinske,” The Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN, 5 May 2011
Carol Knowles, “From Darkness and Light,” The Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN, 2 Aug 2007
Frederic Koeppel, “Meditating on the Landscape,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 19 May 2006
Carol Knowles, “Out of the Shadows,” The Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN, May 2006
Mary Helene Warner, “ When Less is More: Paintings by Kurt Meer,” The Oxford Eagle Newspaper, Oxford, MS, Oct 2004
Wolfgang Mabry, “Opposites Attract” (excerpt), Focus Santa Fe Magazine, Santa Fe, NM, Oct – Dec 2005

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