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Artist Jesse Pasca Is Bearish on the Economy, Bullish on Colorful Charts

Jesse Pasca's My Heart As a Stock Market: Alternative Landscape (B) (2008).Image courtesy of the artist and Mehr Gallery, New York.

Jesse Pasca’s new exhibition of works on paper aestheticize the innermost thoughts of every overcaffeinated, anxiety-ridden, recession-fearing banker. My Heart As a Stock Market pins fluctuations in the artist’s heart rate up against concurrent slips in the Dow, and while we’re no expert in stocks or bonds (or cardiology, for that matter), down is never good. Pasca’s show is up at Chelsea’s Mehr Gallery through March 8. —Rachel Wolff