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Robin Bruch, Untitled, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36".

Robin Bruch

Leslie Fritz

Robin Bruch, Untitled, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36".

Over the past forty years, Robin Bruch’s facture has remained constant—unwavering, even—while the simple shapes she sets in non-illusionistic space have been anything but. Her quivering and shivering forms refuse to be pinned down; some of her best paintings have a biomorphic quality that recalls cells mutating under a microscope’s lens. This recent, fifteen-work show consisted mostly of canvases made in 2012 and 2013, with a handful of works on paper from the 1970s and a single painting from the mid-’80s.

A motif Bruch returns to again and again is the triangle. Take, for instance, Untitled, 2012, which was installed near the gallery’s entrance. Here, Bruch superimposes two isosceles triangles touching apex to apex atop a second pair of triangles that are joined base to base. Set against a burnt-umber backdrop, these four intersecting figures produce a second set of

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