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Grit and Glam: The World According to Adina Doria

29 Apr




Los Angeles-based photographer Adina Doria


It’s been said that California is for Dreamers. It most certainly is and I am no exception. Nothing thrills me more than donning false eyelashes, spackling on the glitter and declaring myself a “Comet Rider”. Conversely, I often catch myself waxing poetic for times that pre-date my birth. This bizarre juxtaposition of humanism is precisely why I revel in the work of acclaimed Los Angeles-based photographer, Adina Doria.




With one foot hinging on the 1970s punk scene of New York’s Lower East Side and the other delving into candy-colored futuristic realms, Doria’s recent work reflects a position of nostalgia and earthly rebellion. Her photographs create a visually explosive environment; an ambiance that reflects both grit and glamour, providing an experience that is simultaneously alarming and liberating.




Doria’s photographs are intense. Yet her work is not raw or brute. Through the lens of her camera, Doria presents psychologically charged subjects whose emotional states teeter between despair and redemption. Bridging the gap between commercial and fine art photography, Doria elegantly and honestly examines the capacity for being human in an age where anything is seemingly attainable and everything is for sale.




Young for her wise years and already firmly established in her industry, we have much to look forward to from Adina Doria. Word has it she innovated a technique that will take fashion photography in an important and unanticipated direction. Pay close attention!







Every Picture Tells a Story Don’t It…

30 Dec

2011 was a bright, bold year for Blythe Projects…one that has rocketed me to new levels of awe. Speaking on behalf of myself and the gallery artists, this year has encouraged us to both sharpen our teeth and soften our hearts. Before we kick off the new year with a new blog, I want to take a trip back through my favorite carnival ride to date…the 2011 Blythe Projects exhibition calendar and art fair circuit.

Michael Salvatore Tierney – AEROSPACE – January / February 2011

 'Durand Durand', 2010












PULSE NEW YORK – March 2011 – Mark Schoening Solo Presentation

Somewhere Out There, 2011











Dias Sardenberg – HOLIDAYS IN AN AMERICAN DESERT – March / April 2011

'Holidays in an American Desert', 2008-2010 











Meeson Pae Yang – PERMEATE – May / June 2011

'Exponential', 2011









NEXT CHICAGO – April 2011 – featuring Michael Salvatore Tierney

'LA County Health Building', 2008









artMRKT SAN FRANCISCO – May 2011 – featuring Tm Gratkowski

'CDX015', 2011












Troy Morgan – BENEATH THE SEA – July / August 2011

'Beneath the Sea (Aquarium 2)', 2011








PULSE LOS ANGELES – September 2011 – featuring Larry Mullins

'She's Banged Up', 2010 - 2011












FOUNTAIN ART FAIR LOS ANGELES – September 2011 – Ben White Solo Presentation

'Pat Robertson', 2010












Tm Gratkowski – WHITE OUT – September / October 2011

'Deflated Materialism', 2011










Siri Kaur – KNOW ME FOR THE FIRST TIME – November / December 2011

'Snowy Look Away', 2011










PULSE MIAMI – December 2011 – featuring James Clar

'Boom', 2011








Thank you from the bottom of my beat-beat heart to the artists, collectors, writers and curators who collaborated with Blythe Projects in 2011. You…along with a steady dose of rock & roll (thanks, Rod, for inspiring the title of this piece)…made the year shine!











Rock on…Shine on…Happy New Year!

Hillary Metz | Blythe Projects