Centa Schumacher Observational Astronomy

Mar 3–Apr 23, 2022
Silver Eye Center for Photography
Pittsburgh Presents Gallery
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Uninterested in what the camera can do as a factual recording device, Centa Schumacher works with a homemade lens assembled from vintage camera elements, creating a tool that distorts light and perspective. She views this tool as an intermediary between the material world and the spiritual. ‘Observational Astronomy’ presents works that use abstraction and luminance to create spaces that feel out of the ordinary and invoke a sense of transcendence. Schumacher sees her practice as a way to transform the mundane lived experience into something elevated and unrecognizable.

The exhibition is part of Silver Eye's Pittsburgh Presents series, a year round project to highlight the work of extraordinary artists and image makers working in our community.

Participating Artist

  1. Centa Schumacher is a lens-based artist and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the former director of the now-closed gallery Phosphor Project Space. Centa has shown her work nationally, including Paradice Palase in Brooklyn, NY, Aggregate Space in Oakland, CA, and an upcoming solo exhibition at the Carbon Copy Project Space in Louisville, KY. She received her MFA from San Francisco State University.