• Cris Bruch

    Fuller/ Elwood Gallery

    Cris Bruch seeks to engage himself intimately with the urban environment, the way that primitive peoples connect with the natural world. Toward that end he turns much of his daily life into rituallike performances or tasks. Pressure drawings, such as Washington Third Yesler Second, 1989, are the result—the formal record—of his self-described “treks.” Lugging large sheets of paper around a city block, he picks out significant landmarks along the way: manhole covers, brick patterns on a wall, the texture of wheelchair-slopes at the curb. Using graphite, crayon, and wax, he rubs these patches of

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