Episode No. 557 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Meghann Riepenhoff and curator Michelle White.
Meghann Riepenhoff is included in “Watershed,” an exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art that considers the interconnected histories, present lives, and imagined futures of the Great Lakes region. “Watershed” features work by 15 artists, six of whom were commissioned to make new work for the show. Riepenhoff’s 2022 Waters of the Americas: EPA ID NYD980592497, Eastman Kodak’s Emissions B (Confluence of the Genesee River and Lake Ontario, Rochester, NY, 03.12.2022) is among those commissions. The exhibition was curated by Jennifer M. Friess, and is on view through October 23.
Riepenhoff’s work foregrounds the chemical processes from which pictures are and have been made since the nineteenth century, and brings those processes into contact with nature, including rivers, lakes and oceans. Her work has been included in exhibitions at SFMOMA, the High Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and more. This September, Radius and Yossi Milo Gallery will publish Riepenhoff’s new book Ice; and Yossi Milo will present related work in its New York space. Indiebound and Amazon offer the book for about $60.
- photogram book “Relics,”;
- “Surface Disruption” works;
- “Muybridge Tides” works; and
- “Littoral Drift” works.
White discusses “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s,” which is at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through July 17. The exhibition examines two of Saint Phalle’s most important bodies of work: the Tirs, or “shooting paintings,” and exuberant sculptures of women Saint Phalle called Nanas. White co-curated the show with Jill Dawsey. The excellent exhibition catalogue was co-published by MCASD and The Menil Collection, which originated the exhibition, and distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for about $50.
Air date: July 7, 2022.