For their first institutional collaboration in Switzerland artists Owen Piper and Lili Reynaud Dewar join forces to devise a new site-specific, immersive project at SALTS. Piper and Reynaud Dewar met at the Glasgow School of Art while studying their MFA, where they became friends and collaborated between 2001-2003. After their studies, both artists went to develop their individual practice and rarely had the occasion to work together. A profuse painter, Piper usually produces quick, emotive, gestural paintings on a daily baisis. He seeks inspiration from his environment and the daily news. Working with photographs, texts and performances, Renaud Dewar is interested in mashing up aspects extracted from a wide range of cultural references, often creating a space for the viewer to rethink interpretation. For their common exhibition at SALTS, the two artists propose to adopt a retrospective approach, showing works produced over the last ten years.
Piper Owen & Reynaud-Dewar Lili on How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, 16 Jun 2016 — 22 Jul 2016