ART26201 presents “Carpe Lucem” by artist Gary Schubert

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BUCKHANNON — Carpe Lucem is a solo exhibit currently presented at the M.I.B Gallery. The solo exhibit, by West Virginia artist Gary Schubert, displays Schubert’s self-titled experimental image making.

Carpe Lucem is Latin for “seize the light.” Schubert’s exhibit comes from some experimental techniques which seize some types of light. Schubert explained that in his particularly favorite topic “France in SuperBlue” that those images are “recorded by using digital sensors that record only blue, infrared and ultraviolet light.”

Schubert is a retired Professor of Art and Computer Science from Alderson Broaddus University. Schubert was born and raised in West Virginia with his birthplace being in Wheeling and he grew up in Morgantown. He obtained a Master of Fine Arts in painting and a Master of Science in computer science from West Virginia University. Some of his achievements include studying under painter Tom Nakashima and studying photography under Lucien Clergue. Schubert’s artwork is displayed in many private and public collections. The Huntington Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art host some of his collections.

Additionally, Schubert is a Senior Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and on the Bellefonte Art Museum Artists Registry of Centre County Pennsylvania. He is also on the West Virginia Artist Registry. Schubert is credited to be a SIGGRRAPH Pioneer (Digital Effects, Inc. NYC.).

In his artist’s statement, Schubert said, “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 grays to SuperBlue color and chose to exhibit both images, side by side, for this photographic series.”

Carpe Lucem will be on display on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 as well as Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the M.I.B Gallery located at 48 E Main Street.

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