"Approaching the darkroom as a sculptor – cutting, layering and manipulating photographic materials – I create architectural forms that are rooted to site-specific locations by recording the light of those locations. I have a developed a sky palette by using the lumen print process through layers of natural and artificial light, of those specific locations, to create hues and gradations of colors as photograms on gelatin silver paper. Each piece is about the variations of the elements in a specific space and time. While the simple forms embody a spatial geography, they are also a manifestation of a utopian architecture, in which light is the only material used to compose these constructions. Through this, forms, movements, chemistry are revealed through it.
The vision of the future is held in the materialization of the spectrum that surrounds us every day, and in our desire to encompass it – or surpass it." - Rachelle Bussières
Rachelle Bussières (b.1986) received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of the 2015 Graduate Fellowship Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts, California; and the Award for Excellence from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation in 2008 and 2009. In 2015, she received an Honorable Mention for the Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. In 2016, she had a solo exhibition at Robert Koch Gallery that was reviewed by Art Forum as a critics’ pick. Her work has been included in many group shows in San Francisco, Paris, New York, London, Bodo and Vienna. In 2017, she was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and at the Vermont Studio Center where she was awarded grants for both residencies. She is currently a Charter Resident at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco.
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