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.”