March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment



For an artist, exhibiting work can be as nerve-wracking as it is inspiring. Will they come, will they collect... will they write about it? Well, I am pleased to report things are going well across the board, and not least because I am genuinely humbled and honored by the slate of positive coverage on my current solo show It’s a Mess Without You at Porch Gallery - Ojai. First, there was Betty Ann Brown's auspicious feature interview in Artillery Magazine, and now a huge thank you to Genie Davis for her excellent review in DiversionsLA.


Remains of the Fruitland Fire – Dawn – Thermal, California – 2016Remains of the Fruitland Fire – Dawn – Thermal, California – 2016First printed: 2017

KCET Artbound – Burned Palm Trees and Miracles: The Great Fire of Thermal, CA - August 2016

Remains of the Fruitland Fire - Dawn - Thermal, CA - 2016


The show is covered locally in the Santa Barbara Independent, Ojai Valley News, and Ojai Quarterly, and recommended in the Western U.S. juggernauts Visual Art Source and ArtScene.

The exhibition runs thru MARCH 26, and we have a few special dates planned for those who'd like to visit. I’ll be hanging out on the porch in beautiful Ojai Sunday, March 19, 10:30am-2pm. There’s an Artist Talk on Saturday, March 25 at 4pm, followed by the Closing Reception 5-7pm, with one last porch hang the following morning, Sunday, March 26, 10am-2pm.


Badlands Literary Journal – Cover Photo/Feature Article – 2017Badlands Literary Journal – Cover Photo/Feature Article – 2017Photo: Osceola Refetoff, Mojave Overpass – Mojave, California – 2009
Badlands Literary Journal - Cover & Feature Article - 2017

In “black-and-white” news, Atlas just released a wide-ranging interview that includes the heart-warming story of how I got my first camera at age 5 and just “knew” I’d become a photographer… Okay, that’s not strictly speaking true – you’ll have to read it to find out the real story!

Also just out: Badlands Literary Journal’s epic 3-part High & Dry feature on the Salton Sea, published by the College of the Desert. Swing by Chungking Studio for a copy, first come first served.


Trailer Bathroom Off Schabbell Lane – Fort Independence, California – 2011Trailer Bathroom Off Schabbell Lane – Fort Independence, California – 2011First printed: 2015
Trailer off Schabbell Lane - Fort Independence, CA - July 4, 2011 ()

But don’t just read about it, own a piece of history! Here’s your photo for the month of March, available for purchase at 20% off directly from Chungking Studio in either large (24x36") or medium-size (17 x 22”) limited edition prints through March 31.




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