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Roman Liška, Life After Wall Street (How to Spend It series), 2012, spray paint, synthetic mesh, fabric, felt, eyelets, MDF, monitor bracket, photocopy, 46 1/2 x 32 5/8 x 13".

Roman Liška

Rod Barton

Roman Liška, Life After Wall Street (How to Spend It series), 2012, spray paint, synthetic mesh, fabric, felt, eyelets, MDF, monitor bracket, photocopy, 46 1/2 x 32 5/8 x 13".

London-based German artist Roman Liška’s exhibition “NU BALANCE” was a statement of dissatisfaction and an expression of desire. The show was conceived not only as a group of works, but as an extended debate; each week the works on view were replaced with a new group, providing a shifting context and stimulus for discussion. Liška’s fundamental question was this: If the social status quo is under threat from financial, political, and environmental pressures, how might we reconfigure things in order to establish a new, dynamic equilibrium? Included in the first week’s hang was the eponymous NU BALANCE (moodboard) (all works 2012), which provided a sort of index to the show’s concerns. NU BALANCE is a print with a ground richly textured by incisions, impressions, overlays, letter fragments, diagrams, and other marks. Sprayed spots and threads of white speckle and slide across the

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