Jen Erickson’s latest show, Distillate, is a new series of large-scale mixed media graphite and oil drawings. Fields of tiny marks have been carved into the surface, creating a layering of information that at once could be describing the vastness of the universe or a cytology of a microscopic cellular structure. This complex visual layering of marks and space tie together themes of decomposition, regeneration, data systems and obsolete information.

Jen Erickson received her MFA from Central Washington University, and her BFA from the University of Montana. She currently teaches painting, drawing, and watercolor at North Idaho College in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.