This is the second installment of Close Look, a new weekly feature sharing images of a noteworthy exhibition currently on view in the South. Check back each Saturday for a new installment highlighting a different exhibition.
Meghann Riepenhoff, an Atlanta native, creates dynamic camera-less cyanotypes by allowing her materials to organically interact with the forces of nature she manipulates. The elements that she employs in the process—waves, surface water, wind, and sediment —leave physical inscriptions through their direct contact with photographic paper. For “Imprint,” her first solo exhibition in the [South], Riepenhoff has returned to the region to make prints in landscapes where she spent the first half of her life and revisits regularly. Photographs made at the Chattahoochee River or in North Georgia Lakes are stained by Georgia Red Clay; rain drops from summer storms mark prints from Hilton Head Island’s shoreline. These places have shaped Riepenhoff’s experience, as they have shaped works in the exhibition —according to Riepenhoff, “through questioning our complex personal, anthropogenic, and interdependent relationships with our environment.”
— From the exhibition text accompanying “Imprint”
Meghann Riepenhoff’s solo exhibition “Imprint” is on view at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, through December 22.
Born in Atlanta, GA, Meghann Riepenhoff is an artist based in Bainbridge Island, WA, and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, where she is a part of the visiting faculty. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and nationally at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York; Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Higher Pictures, New York; and elsewhere.
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