Jen Erickson
Sad Math

February 7 – March 2, 2008

Opening Reception: 5-8pm
First Thursday, February 7, 2008

Artist will be in attendance the first and final Saturdays of the month.

Jen Erickson uses her interest in physics, mathematics, identity and the visualization of information systems as a point of departure for her paintings. Gathered research from the Internet invades the artist’s head and is allowed to fester and form new connections to one another. Erickson uses these disconnected investigations to formulate a visual response culminating in her latest series Sad Math. Activated by her signature process of minimalist graphite mark-making, these paintings are comprised of tiny flying creatures and infinitesimally small zeros.

In addition to the February 2008 exhibition at PUNCH, Erickson’s work was recently featured in a three-person exhibition titled mêz’me-riz’em at Bellevue Community College during January 2008. She received her MFA in painting at Central Washington University in 2005 and currently resides in Coeur d' Alene, ID. When she’s not making tiny marks, her time is divided unevenly between snowboarding, mountain biking and raising future artists.

Hours: Noon-5pm Friday-Sunday,
or by appointment.

Next Exhibition:

Howard Barlow
(more info)


Sad Math (detail), 2007, oil and graphite
on panel, 24”x36”

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