The main purpose of Galerie LuS is to show a frequently changing selection of the art of Lu Schaper. In addition, themed exhibitions are scheduled, and on some occasions, other artists ave been provided with the chance to exhibit in the gallery. The location is also used a few times per year for art-related workshops. The gallery does not have fixed opening hours, but the owners aim to open Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon, and on appointment.
The name of the gallery (LuS) is derived from the name of Lu S(chaper), but it also refers to her pen name (Haishang Lus), under which she has become famous in Shanghai for her columns in local newspapers and magazines. Lus in mandarin means stork or heron.
The gallery's sign (shown above) was designed by Lu Schaper, based on two of her paintings. The Chinese text refers to her Father's art gallery in Shanghai in the eighties.
Lu Schaper in front of the first gallery (photography Hennie Schaper)
The new gallery location, close to the old city hall (photography Lu Schaper)
The sign at the new location, opposite the Gothic House (photography Lu Schaper)
Lu Schaper inside the new gallery (photography Hennie Schaper)