Open Studio: Rayelle Gardner
Stop by Kala and meet our 2022-2023 Fellowship Artist Rayelle Gardner, and check out Rayelle’s current work!
Rayelle Janell Gardner is a Black queer image-maker from Queens, NY. Rayelle’s bio-mythographic art practice explores themes of interiority, memory, and fantasy. Through experimental portraiture and image making Rayelle sets out to provide a visual entryway into Black literature and storytelling. Rayelle’s work was featured on the cover of the Black Privacy Issue of The Black Scholar.
Rayelle is currently working on a series, “It’s motion, it’s trigger, it’s urgent”, using NYC nightlife photographs captured on film as a basis for screen printing explorations. Rayelle’s photographic interests include both staged portraits and impromptu moments caught at parties, nightclubs, and other environments of gathering and celebration.
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702