In their companion pieces, Balance I and Act I, ghostly figures gather together, their faces obscured by steamy, surreal surroundings. Have their failing bodies eclipsed their individual identities? Or, more optimistically, are they shedding their egos, and finding balance and companionship, as they age? All of Toomik’s works seem to raise similar questions. Exploring these concepts in video, painting, and performance art, the artist confirms his status as one of the more notable artists born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union.