“If These Walls Could Talk,” featuring selections from photographer Osceola Refetoff’s award-winning windows series “It’s a Mess Without You,” opened at Von Lintel Gallery’s new space at Bergamot Station, on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The exhibition remains on view thru August 8, 2021

Osceola Refetoff, Charred House on Trinity Street – Sunset – Mojave, California – 2016

Gallery founder and director Tarrah Von Lintel says, “In a nod to the last year and a half, when most of us spent more time indoors, looking out through windows, dreaming of a different reality, we are proud to present some favorites from Osceola Refetoff’s acclaimed Window Series It’s a Mess Without You. Captured from within derelict structures in the California desert, these carefully framed vistas are akin to visual short stories.  These desert communities came and left, leaving behind remnants and dreams which Refetoff interprets for us with his discerning viewfinder.”

Refetoff says of the individual work “It’s A Mess Without You, “As a documentary photographer, I can only bear witness to the aftermath of such events, wondering like you, who may have spray-painted the note, in what circumstance, and for what intended audience. Whatever the author’s intention, this image has caught the imagination of a wide range of people on a personal level, leading to rampant, engaging speculation as to the full story.”

On view: July 10, 2021 – August 8, 2021

What: Opening, Osceola Refetoff
Where: Von Lintel Gallery, Bergamot Station Unit A-7, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 90404 (New Location)
Phone: 310 559-5700
Website: http://www.vonlintel.com/