Exploring the surface of the human body, the works in Surface Tension raise questions about central issues of self, society and the very nature of imagery. Taking inspiration from the permeable, vulnerable and textual aspects of skin, the works in this exhibition use both traditional and progressive media. Medical and forensic techniques are employed, as in the work of Roxanne Wolanczyk, who uses computers and medical technology to generate abstract graphs and diagrams mapping her body’s aging process. More traditional methods exhibited include paintings, photographs and sculptures made of wax, paper and plaster. Mark Engel mixes new technology with traditional painting in his abstract painting of stacked horizontal bands, which are actually images of public figures manipulated by a computer. Catherine Ruello curated Surface Tension.