Osceola Refetoff | A MONTH IN FULL


February 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment



February may be the shortest month, but here at Ospix, we are making the most of every moment!

My solo show at Porch Gallery - Ojai opens Saturday, February 18, 5-7pm. It’s a Mess Without You will feature new work from my Desert Windows series and runs February 16 - March 26. If you'd like to stay in town, please plan ahead (you can contact Porch for assistance with accommodations). The gallery also hosts weekly #seeyouontheporch gatherings on Sundays 10am-2pm. I’ll be hanging out there the Sunday after the opening, February 19.


Window with Wire & Tiny Cloud - Cinco, CA - 2009Window with Wire & Tiny Cloud - Cinco, CA - 2009First printed: 2017

Out There - Juried by Jessica Silverman – Gallery 825/West Hollywood Pride Month – W. Hwd, CA - 2018
Scapes – 3-Person Exhibit Curated by Hayley Marie Colston – Unita – El Segundo, CA – 2018
It's a Mess Without You - Solo Show – Porch Gallery - Ojai, CA - 2017

Just printed: Window with Wire & Tiny Cloud - Cinco, CA - 2009

The solo show comes amidst a flurry of winter exhibitions – a total of eight events between January 12 - March 1 – with upcoming California openings in West Hollywood (Feb 11), Indio (Feb 24), Santa Barbara (March 1), and Palm Desert (March 12).

The Indio and Palm Desert shows are official parallel programming for the highly anticipated Desert X land art biennial. All the details are on my website’s freshly updated Exhibition Calendar. Perhaps I'll see you at one of the venues!


Man with Upset Chair - Self-Portrait - Lone Pine, CA - 2016Man with Upset Chair - Self-Portrait - Lone Pine, CA - 2016First printed: 2016

Created for the exhibition GUNS, this image addresses the problematic mythology of the heroic American West – a world of pioneers, cowboys, and hyperbolic dreams of lawless individual “freedom” stoked by the history of cinema and revered as part of our nation’s cultural identity. A rare instance of a figure appearing in my desert landscape practice, this image is both an homage and a challenge to the nostalgic romanticism of these majestic lands, which are in reality increasingly compromised, degraded, and contested.

Make America - LA Art Association/Gallery 825 - West Hollywood, CA - 2017

GUNS - Curated by Betty Ann Brown, Liz Gordon & Anita Storm - The Loft at Liz's - Los Angeles, CA - 2016

Man with Upset Chair - Lone Pine, CA - 2016


The image above was created for the GUNS show this fall. A new, large-size print will be featured at Gallery 825's Make America exhibit opening February 11. The Photo of the Month (below) reflects this wonderful merry-go-round of a photographer’s life, and is available to collectors for 20% off the list price directly from Chungking Studio in limited edition prints through February 28.


Merry-Go-Round - Henry Vilas Zoo - Madison, WI - 2010Merry-Go-Round - Henry Vilas Zoo - Madison, WI - 2010Pinhole Exposure

Merry-Go-Round - Pinhole Exposure - Henry Vilas Zoo - Madison, WI - 2010


The negative is comparable to the composer's score, and the print to its performance.

– Ansel Adams

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