Ripley Whiteside


exhibition opening: 

February 6, 2021


We are as much a part of the water cycle as water is a part of us. Despite its ubiquity as a primary driver of our existence, the water cycle in all its complexity can be hard to see: our anthropocentric gaze tends to obscure the human relationship to ecology. This perspective mistakenly encourages us to understand nature as something apart from ourselves; it is through this distortion that ecologies may be reduced to resources for extraction or real estate (where a premium may be paid for a water view). This blindspot may cause us to miss the devastating truth that the water cycle is vulnerable to disruptions associated with our success.

These paintings are made with watercolor (pigment and binder suspended in water) and homemade walnut ink (tannin-rich walnut husks boiled in water). Some colors were applied traditionally with a brush, some were applied to pressed and dried plants which were then laid onto wet paper, some were brushed on traditionally and then plant material was laid on while wet and removed after drying, and some were painted through tarlatan and other meshes.

-       Cataracts Exhibition Statement

Past Exhibition


Ashanté Kindle | Khari Turner


12.5.20 - 1.10.21









Nuveen Barwari
Rick Borg
Bethany Carlson Coffin
Matt Christy
Paul Collins
Amy Dean
Alex McClurg
Ashanté Kindle
Duncan McDaniel
Margie Criner
Lindsy Davis
Marlos E'van
Georganna Greene
Jodi Hays
Daniel Holland
John Paul Kesling
Desmond Lewis
Marcus Maddox
Dana Oldfather
Joe Nolan
Julian Rogers
Pam Marlene Taylor
Dax VanAalten
Ripley Whiteside
Danielle Winger
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