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Rayelle Gardner

Rayelle Janell Gardner is an NYC based image maker. Rayelle’s experimental approach to image making produces colorfully obscured portraits – often collaborating with musicians and artists. Rayelle’s project in the exhibition is an examination of the ways queerness is negotiated in the midst of various forces. Her photographs revisit and illustrate moments of intimacy and desire. The images in this ongoing series stray from conventional documentary style photography and move toward obscurity and abstraction. With the use of saturated light and visible motion Rayelle attempts to dodge the distinguishing grasp of the lens and draw the viewers to moments of tender confrontation.