Sift Gallery Welcomes Douglas and Meredith Piper in First Collaborative Show

Skies I, Multi-colored wood block print by Douglas Piper

Skies I, Multi-colored wood block print by Douglas Piper

Greenville, SC, 2/14/2022 -- Sift Gallery welcomes Upstate art-lovers to an opening reception for a collaborative show featuring the work of Greenville artists Douglas and Meredith Piper.


The nature-inspired work "Skies and Shorelines" opens with an artist's talk and light refreshments on February 24th, from 4:30 - 7:30 at SIFT Gallery (located in the lobby of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, 400 Augusta Street, Suite 200, in Greenville, South Carolina.)

This show, which runs through March, will be Sift's first collaborative art opening; gallery curator Cary Perkins is excited to have these two talented local artists, Douglas and Meredith Piper, share the ideas, techniques, and stories behind their nature-inspired work.

About the Artists
Douglas Piper was born in Greenville, SC. Having grown up both near the mountains and in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, his love for the outdoors grew with him. This interest was cultivated during his teenage years and further developed when he met his wife, Meredith.

Douglas delved into block printing as a way of spending more time with his wife as she worked on her own artwork. He started incorporating found paper, maps, and books to print upon. He used the practice of printing on the vintage paper to spark memories of the viewers’ own past travels and experiences. See more of his work online: www.douglaspiper.com.

Meredith Piper is originally from Louisiana, now residing in Greenville, SC. She received a BA in Studio
Art and Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. After college, Meredith managed and taught painting classes at an art studio in Shreveport, and was an art instructor in the public school system for grades K-12.

For the last five years, she has worked out of her gallery and studio in downtown Greenville along the Reedy River, four doors down from her husband Doug's studio. Meredith’s work consists of mixed media paintings on wooden panels, as well as woven textile pieces encased in wood. Her work is distinguished by texture and high contrast, as well as the over emphasizing of understated details to draw attention to overlooked focal points. See more of her work online: www.meredithpiper.com

About Sift Gallery
A curated gallery located in the historic Claussen's Bakery building in the West End of Greenville, SC. Sift showcases the work of local artists in exhibits that change quarterly. Follow Sift on Instagram @siftgallerygvl for pictures and news from the latest shows and events.

Join Sift in celebrating "Skies and Shorelines" by Douglas and Meredith Piper at the gallery on February 24th.


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