Past Exhibitions

Ojai Invitational 2017: California Space & Light

May 25, 2017 – July 2, 2017 “These artists’ shared penchant for speaking an abstract language to describe the outside world, whether materialist and process-driven or heartily conceptualist, is an impulse formed in the embrace of the natural world, in thrall to the place we share. California.” –Shana Nys Dambrot Porch Gallery Ojai presents the Ojai Invitational 2017: “California Space & Light”,
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Front | Side: Selected Works by Deborah Salt & Brian Wills

April 6 – May 14, 2017 Porch Gallery Ojai presents Front | Side: Selected Works by Deborah Salt and Brian Wills. Like a chef simultaneously achieving a savory and sweet delicacy, Salt and Wills straddle the fine line of minimalism paired with a complex visual palette. At first glance the works appear duo-chromatic, constructed of blocks of color devoid of shading. As the viewer moves around the pieces, the colo
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It’s a Mess Without You: Selected Photographs by Osceola Refetoff

Feb. 16, 2017 – March 26, 2017 Artist’s Talk: March 25, 4PM Closing reception: March 25, 5-7PM Porch Gallery Ojai presents “It’s a Mess Without You: Selected Photographs by Osceola Refetoff.” Far removed from the carnival nature of tourist centric, western-themed, ghost towns, Refetoff’s series of photographs document the crumbling remnants of abandoned desert communities. The homes aren’t preserved or fe
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I Love Trouble: Selected Works by Mick Reinman

Jan. 12, 2017 – Feb. 12, 2017 Artist’s Reception: January 14, 5-7 PM “It’s a fun place to ride…a great place to paint…literally. “ -Mick Reinman Porch Gallery Ojai presents I Love Trouble: Selected Works by Mick Reinman. To create the body of work, Reinman tapped into the “rich in esoteric imagery and heartfelt emotion” of pulp spaghetti western films. Like Cindy Sherman in her Untitled Film Stills series
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JPEG Mountain: New Work by Cassandra C. Jones

Oct. 13, 2016 – Dec. 4, 2016 Porch Gallery Ojai presents JPEG Mountain: New Works by Cassandra C. Jones. Collecting thousands of found digital images, Jones organizes them to create colorful and unexpected collage works that float like botanical drawings on stark white backgrounds. The work reflects the disparate influences in Jones’ life: technology and the natural beauty of the landscape that surrounds her Oj
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Renewed Inspiration: New Works from Jeffrey Crussell and Pamela Grau

Sept. 1 – Oct. 10, 2016   Porch Gallery Ojai presents Renewed Inspiration: New Works by Jeffrey Crussell & Pamela Grau. As a creative couple, Crussell and Grau mutually investigate the process of imposing beauty and meaning onto discarded materials. They harmoniously zigzag together, both as artists and partners in life, sharing an interest in aesthetics and a passion for making things. In doing so the
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Enoc Perez | Fierce Generosity

Fierce Generosity | Schedule of Events

June 18th 5:30 PM – Private Residence Concert with Julia Fordham Los Angeles based renowned singer/songwriter. Farm to Table NYC Chef Prepared Dinner, Curated Cocktails, Local Wine Tastings, Fine Art & Decor Silent Auction. Limited Ticket Event. Tickets available thru the foundation 805-633-9188. Event Produced by Porch Girl Productions and OHI HOME as a benefit for The Carolyn GlasoeBailey Foundation. July
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Seismic | Formations:
Selected Works by Joshua Abarbanel & China Adams

April 14 – May 29, 2016 Whether measuring a fictional rattling of the earth’s core or creating spore-like pods that radiate out of the walls, tables and ceiling of the gallery, both Abarbanel and Adams have the ability to create life-like motion out of static materials. Adams’s pieces from her series “A Certain Period of Time” are created with meticulous hand-drawn lines of varying length and density. As a grou
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Marilyn Noad | Lunaria – paintings and monotypes

June 9th – July 3 An exhibition to benefit the Ojai Land Conservancy and Ojai Defense Fund. In her mono-chromatic mono prints Noad seeks the emergent image. Little control is exercised over the plate initially. Only when the paper is pulled from the inked surface of the plate does she extract the completed image from what she sees. The plate itself can be manipulated but she keeps her interference with what is
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