Meghann Riepenhoff’s recent work is rooted in her fascination with humans’ relationships to the landscape, time, and impermanence. Entitled “Littoral Drift,” a geologic term describing the action of waves transporting sand and gravel, the series consists of camera-less cyanotypes. The work is made in collaboration with aquatic and terrestrial elements —waves, surface water, wind, and sediment— that leave physical inscriptions through direct contact with photographic materials. Photochemically, the pieces are never entirely processed; they will continue to subtly change in response to the environments they encounter over time.
Images from “Littoral Drift,” as well as work from some of Riepenhoff’s other camera-less series, will be on view at Jackson Fine Art in September in an exhibition titled Imprint.