Luise Renner (1946-2009) The Girl in the Wicker Suitcase

The Visual Arts Gallery would like to wish you a Happy New Year and remind you to stop in and see our current exhibit “The Girl in The Wicker Suitcase”, a retrospective of Luise Renner’s artwork. Luise Renner (1946-2009) was a former student in the art department at GSU.

January 10 – 28, 2011
Closing Reception, free and open to the public
Wednesday January 26, 2011

"The Girl in The Wicker Suitcase", 2003 (acrylic on paper, 30x22) was inspired by a dream experienced in childhood by Luise Renner in which the devil was carrying her away in a wicker suitcase. The swaying motion and the swishing sound in the dream awakened her.

In this retrospective exhibition we are given an opportunity to experience the highly personal, wonderfully fanciful and colorful paintings of this remarkable artist who was taken from us too soon.

The exhibition features 30 narrative paintings and drawings inspired by dreams, fairy tales, fables and other stories. Luise Renner looked to the Bible, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Dreams, and childhood memories of her hometown in Germany for the imagery in her work.

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