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Surface Tension

March 31 through June 6, 2003

A mixed media, abstract art exhibition that looks at the significance of pattern as a device for communication. To express the idea of time, memory, or desire and to seek interfaces between nature and culture, seven Bay area artists examine such sources as global architecture, archaeology, genetic coding, and fractal and chaos theory. They move beyond the earlier parameters of pattern painting to explore physical, social and psychological structures, work in spaces in between abstraction and design which reference, among other things, genetic coding sequences, film stills, global architecture and children's toys.