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Cris Bruch
Gather and Wait

Sculpture

July 1 - August 28, 2010
In his studio Cris Bruch gathers all of the elements he needs to create work: physical materials, impressions, inspiration, and ideas, and then he waits. He spends time with these ingredients, pondering them, until ideas crystallize, and they begin to take physical form. Gather and Wait examines this process, and reflects Bruch’s approach to both art making and life. The three main components of the exhibition (large-scale sculpture, drawings, and photographs of the sculptures in process) explore physicality and chance, using improvisation as a guide for navigating the unlimited possibilities inherent in creating something, allowing materials and circumstances to determine the appearance and content of the finished product.

Seattle-based Bruch is well known for both his performance-based work, created in the 1980s, and his more recent process-oriented sculptural work, often presented in public settings. Bruch has received the Neddy Artist Fellowship, as well as the Betty Bowen Memorial Award, and in 2006 created a monumental outdoor sculpture for the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, OR.


Exhibition Images

Blind
Blind
recycled wood
85 x 42.5 x 35 inches

 
 
Rube_ Complete_br_
Rube, Complete

archival pigment inkjet print on bamboo paper
28.5 x 39 inches

 
 
Rejoinder
Rejoinder
birch plywood and books
79 x 52 x 21 inches

 
 
Drumlin
Drumlin
fiberglass, epoxy and pigment
48 x 48 x 25 inches

 
 
Rube
Rube
fiberglass, epoxy, pigment, and wood
61 x 60 x 38 inches

 
 
Tussle _16
Tussle #16
ink on paper
18 x 24 inches

 
 
Tussle _14
Tussle #14
ink on paper
18 x 24 inches

 
 
Tussle _13
Tussle #13
ink on paper
18 x 24 inches

 
 
Tussle _12
Tussle #12
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Tussle _11
Tussle #11
ink on paper
18 x 24 inches

 
 
Tussle _7
Tussle #7
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _13
Freshet #13
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _12
Freshet #12
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _11
Freshet #11
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _10
Freshet #10
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _8
Freshet #8
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Freshet _4
Freshet #4
ink on paper
24 x 18 inches

 
 
Rube_ in Process_br_
Rube, in Process

archival pigment inkjet print on bamboo paper
28.5 x 39 inches

 
 
12_12 Roofscape
12/12 Roofscape
mahogany plywood and paper tape
48 x 33 x 16 inches

 
 
Blind_ in Process_br_
Blind, in Process

archival pigment inkjet print on bamboo paper
40 x 28 inches

 
 
Blind_ Complete_br_
Blind, Complete

archival pigment inkjet print on bamboo paper
40 x 28 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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