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HMA to Host Exhibit of Photographs of France by Gary Schubert

The Huntington Museum of Art will host a new exhibit titled Carpe Lucem: France in Super Blue – Seeing France in a Different Light from November 4 through February 11, 2024.

The opening reception for this exhibit of work by Gary Schubert will take place at the Huntington Museum of Art on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 6 p.m. Admission to the opening reception is free.

Schubert is a multidisciplinary artist who works in traditional and non-traditional media and is known for blending approaches to artmaking. He finds freedom within self-imposed limitations and often asks, “What can my camera see that I can’t see?”

“The Huntington Museum of Art is pleased to showcase these experimental photographs of France by West Virginia artist Gary Schubert,” said John Farley, HMA Senior Curator and Exhibition Designer. “These modern images are presented concurrently with a large exhibition from the Museum’s renowned Daywood Collection, which features American and European painted scenes of the late 19th and early 20th century. Schubert’s work contrasts nicely, yet there are also interesting connections. Like the impressionists, Gary is motivated to capture something unique about the moment.”

While making plans for a trip to France in 2019, he determined to bring only his iPhone and one small amateur digital camera. In this camera, the normal UV-blocking filter was replaced with a Super Blue filter, which allows only specific blue, infrared, and ultraviolet light frequencies to pass. The resulting color Super Blue interpretations and monochrome photographs are exhibited together, minimally edited, allowing viewers to see France in a different light.

Gary Schubert studied under Tom Nakashima at West Virginia University where he earned an MFA in painting (1980) and an MS in computer science (1980). He also studied with acclaimed French photographer Lucien Clergue.

He has exhibited widely, and his work is represented in public collections such as the Huntington Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He retired from Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, West Virginia, as an Associate Professor after more than three decades teaching art and computer science. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, with his wife, Alice.

This exhibit is presented with support from the City of Huntington Mayor’s Council for the Arts.

This exhibit is presented with support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on exhibits and events at the Huntington Museum of Art, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701, HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.