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Art Exhibition: Littoral Drift Nearshore
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An exhibition of the works of Meghann Ripenhoff.
Riepenhoff exhibits a selection of camera-less images created in 2017 that record the essence of nature in its most elemental and fluctuating states. Riepenhoff works primarily in cyanotype, a process explored by Anna Atkins and other photographic pioneers in the 1840s. As is characteristic with this early photographic process, the artist hand-coats watercolor paper with light-sensitive chemicals. What is unique to Riepenhoff’s process is that these works, often of considerable size, are created on location in a variety of natural environments. The paper is brought to sites where it is exposed to ocean waves, sections are buried in the sand, submerged in tidal pools and draped over limbs in the rain. Collaborating with natural forces to create these striking works, Riepenhoff’s process is both performative and physically challenging.