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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.

Event Details

Date: December 3, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Kala Gallery
2990 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702