For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014
Contact: Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, WV—The artwork of Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Art Liza Brenner has been on display in an art exhibit at West Virginia State University. The ‘Liza Brenner: The Red and Blue Series’ show opened on April 2nd and continued until April 19th in the Della Brown Taylor Hardman Fine Arts Gallery at WVSU.
“Throughout this series, dynamic historical figures were set adrift against red and dark backdrops of contemporary society, creating a powerful commentary on the predicaments of modern life. Each painting touched on an important person or idea I have recently discovered in my constant need and search for understanding of how the past shapes the present. I choose to create my work in oil paints and mixed media on board using rough brushstrokes to accent elements of collage and give my art a purposefully childlike quality,” said Brenner.
Brenner has been a GSC faculty member since 2007. She earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in drawing from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Buckhannon (Upshur County), West Virginia.
“When WVSU’s Gallery Director Josh Martin asked me to have the show I said yes. This was a great opportunity to showcase my art and I had a lot of fun meeting the students,” said Brenner.
For more information about her work or the art programs available at Glenville State College, contact Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.