Rachelle Bergeron

Rachelle Bergeron’s photographic work explores the possibilities of portraiture and its remarkable potential to capture a fleeting moment, singular emotion or complex sentiment. In her current body of portraits, Bergeron locates the confident and austere in subjects who are sometimes aged and thoughtful or youthful and boisterous. The artist’s ongoing investment in a black and white genre functions as a lens through which the viewer’s gaze is concentrated and thus perhaps heightening an aptitude for the gesture of a furrowed brow, clenched hand, wink or grin.