BUCKHANNON — ART26201 will present “CARPE LUCEM,” (Seize the Light) a solo exhibition by WV artist Gary Schubert, Friday, April 29, 2022, at the M.I.B. GALLERY in the Colonial Arts Center.
There will be an opening artist’s reception from 4 to 8 p.m., and Schubert will give a special introduction at 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended for the artist’s introduction, and they can be emailed to info@ART26201.com. In addition to the opening event on April 29, the M.I.B. GALLERY will be open from 4-8 p.m. on April 30 and May 6, 7, 13 and 14.
All events at the M.I.B. GALLERY are free and open to the public. Significant financial assistance for the Colonial Arts Center Rehabilitation project has been provided by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History; ART26201; Buckhannon Community Theatre; West Virginia Split Rail; and the FirstEnergy Foundation.
About Gary Schubert:
Gary Schubert is an artist, painter, printmaker, photographer, digital artist, and art collector. Born in Wheeling and raised in Morgantown, WV, Schubert holds MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Painting and MS (Master of Science) in Computer Science degrees from West Virginia University. He studied painting under Tom Nakashima and photography under Lucien Clergue.
His work is in many private and public collections, including The Huntington Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art. Schubert is a retired Professor of Art and Computer Science (Alderson Broaddus University). His favorite classes to teach are Media Computation, Digital Arts and Photography. He is a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a SIGGRAPH Pioneer (Digital Effects, Inc. NYC).
Additionally, he is a member of the Art Alliance of Central PA and on the Bellefonte Art Museum Artists Registry of Centre County Pennsylvania, as well as the West Virginia Artists Registry.
During my 2019 visit to France, I wanted to photograph, and “see”, France in a different way than usual. My approach was to use a digital camera converted for SuperBlue image capture. In a SuperBlue camera, the sensor has a specially installed filter that allows only Blue, Infrared, and Ultraviolet light to pass.
Blue is a frequency of light we can see, however Infrared and Ultraviolet, which are not visible to our human eyes, are also recorded by the camera’s sensor. These SuperBlue light frequencies are then translated by the camera into red, green, and blue (RGB) colors with very interesting, although sometimes arbitrary, results.
With my other digital photography work, I normally shoot monochrome and color images simultaneously, which allows me to compare the color and black/white images. I enjoy the translation from greys to SuperBlue color and chose to exhibit both images, side by side, for this photographic series.
I hope you will carefully examine the differences between the SuperBlue monochrome and color images and appreciate the unique signature of infrared blended with blue and ultraviolet.