Gabriel Kuri uses materials such as plastic shopping bags, receipts, tickets, magazines, and trash cans to focus our attention—in a Dadaist manner—on consumer culture. Through his collages and sculptures, he playfully charts transactions and creates systems that speak about both everyday life and the global economy. To make Self-Portrait as Symmetric Retention and Flow Chart (2012), he sculpted a form mimicking a man’s thighs out of gold-foiled isolation foam. Dangling between the thighs are two transparent plastic bags, one filled with clear liquid and the other filled with yellow liquid. In a humorous way, Kuri draws attention to these innocuous materials possess and the way in which they weave themselves silently into the rhythm of our lives.