March 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment



This weekend marks the first of five art openings in the next two months. With one exception, all these exhibitions feature all new, never before shown images. That's exciting! But it also means I kinda need to get back to the printer in a minute here, so I’ll keep it brief.
First, I have a piece in BUNNYMANIA, hosted by the Museum of Animals and Society, curated by Peter Frank and Delia A. Cabral. Opening at Chungking Studio March 27-29, the show is a Pick of the Week at the LA Weekly.
Rain on Windshield - North of Osdick, CA - 2010Rain on Windshield - North of Osdick, CA - 2010First printed: 2015

Rain comes infrequently to the Mojave Desert, but storm clouds had ​been hanging around, thick and low, for most of the afternoon. A few drops fell just as the sun made a dramatic appearance before dipping behind the distant mountains. The droplets are transformed by the optics of an eight-blade lens diaphragm into the octagonal shapes that play across the foreground of this image. Simple, in-camera effects are integral to my practice, illustrating the everyday magical realism embodied by the photographic medium.

The Art Classic: Oasis - Millard Sheets Art Center - Pomona, CA - 2016
Magic and Realism: Photographs by Osceola Refetoff & Bill Leigh Brewer curated by Shana Nys Dambrot - Chungking Studio - 2015
KCET Artbound -
High & Dry - Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast - July 2014

Rain on Windshield - North of Osdick, CA - 2010

As always, if it’s April, it’s Month of Photography LA. I have work in the REALITIES & CONCEPTS show opening April 9th, a submission-based exhibition curated by Meredith Marlay and organized by MOPLA and the Lucie Foundation (two great organizations that have been enormously supportive).
Then opening April 18th, for TWO DAYS ONLY, is MAGIC AND REALISM - a MOPLA-Featured Event, also at Chungking Studio. This two-person show with Bill Leigh Brewer is curated by much-adored art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. This will be a big night in Chinatown, with art openings at all the galleries on Chung King Road. If you can only make one of my shows, make it this one.


LA River Facing North Towards Fourth St Bridge (Purple & Gold) - Pinhole Exposure - Los Angeles, CA - 2011LA River Facing North Towards Fourth St Bridge (Purple & Gold) - Pinhole Exposure - Los Angeles, CA - 2011Pinhole Exposure - First printed: 2015

Somewhere or Nowhere at All - Curated by Tom Pazderka - Red Barn Project Space - Santa Barbara, CA - 2017
Pinholes & Infrareds - Chungking Studio - Los Angeles, CA - 2016
Waterworks 2 - The Art Gallery at GCC - Glendale, CA - 2015
Waterworks 2 - Porch Gallery - Ojai, CA - 2015

St. Los Angeles River Facing North Towards Fourth Street Bridge - Pinhole Exposure - 2011


May 9 - June 8 is WATER WORKS II, an international juried exhibition at Porch Gallery in Ojai. I’m honored to have four images selected by jurists Peter Frank, John Yau, Juri Koll, and Heather Stobo.
And spring keeps springing into June, with HAUNTED LANDSCAPES, another juried exhibition featuring some talented friends at Art Share LA June 6-20. There, I’ll unveil for the first time infrared images from last year’s CARBON MIGRATIONS adventure in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. I know, right? Finally!


Okay, my printer is calling... Mark your calendars Exhibition Maniacs.
Hope to see you out there!


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