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For more information, images or to speak with internationally acclaimed artists Todd Gray or Lita Albuquerque, both of whom will be featured at Miami Project in the Blythe Project booth December 4-9, please contact me at 310.857.6994 or via email.  Todd and Lita are currently available for phoners, and Lita Albuquerque will also be available for in-person interviews at the show.  Hillary Metz, founder of Blythe Projects, will also be available for interviews.



Contact: Jeannine Jacobi
(310) 857-6994

Gallery Will Highlight Todd Gray, Lita Albuquerque, and Nancy Baker Cahill               
 at New Contemporary and Modern Art Fair 
to Run December 4-9, 2012 in Miami’s Midtown/Wynwood Art District

(Los Angeles, CA) November 5, 2012 – Blythe Projects, the groundbreaking nomadic gallery established by industry veteran Hillary Metz, will present a tightly curated show featuring three renowned Los Angeles-based artists—Todd Gray, Lita Albuquerque, and Nancy Baker Cahill—at this year’s Miami Project, which will run December 4-9, 2012 in Miami's Midtown/Wynwood Art District. In addition to the showing—where each artist will have a devoted wall to give patrons a strong glimpse into that artist's aesthetic—Metz also will be filming a documentary of her experience at Miami Project. The film will highlight several sides of the fair, from the behind the scenes installation circus to the wardrobe rituals before the vernissage to the hot parties, dealer breakfast chats, and comments from fair visitors and collectors.

The inaugural Miami Project is a contemporary and modern art fair that will consist of presentations by 65 galleries from around the world that were selected based on the strength and relevance of their programs. This year's show will be housed in a comfortable and centrally located modular structure located at NE 1st Avenue & NE 30th Street. 

"These three LA-based artists deeply reflect the vibrant spirit of my gallery program and are perfectly aligned with the energy and ethos of Miami Project," says Metz. "I am thrilled to present their brilliance to arts patrons and participate in this exciting new fair."

About the Artists

Fluent in cultural iconography, Todd Gray is driven by deep introspection and steeped in issues of global culture. His photo-based works and performances explore and shift belief systems, imageries, and technologies into a conceptually challenging vision. Gray’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad including exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum the Center for African American History, and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. Most notably, his work is in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Canada, and the University of Parma, Italy. 

Lita Albuquerque is an internationally renowned installation, environmental artist, painter, and sculptor. She has developed a visual language that brings the realities of time and space to a human scale and is acclaimed for her ephemeral and permanent art works executed in the landscape and public sites. In 1980, Albuquerque garnered international acclaim for her pivotal installation, The Washington Monument Project, as featured in the International Sculptural Conference. The recognition this work gained led to awards and commissions at major sites around the world. Albuquerque, with architect Mitchell De Jarnett, also installed Golden State, a plaza design spanning two city blocks at the center of the Capitol Area East End Complex in Sacramento. It is the largest public art commission in California State government history.

In her paintings and video-based works, Nancy Baker Cahill explores and grapples with opposing forces—beauty and horror, violence and healing, the body and consciousness, and the literal and the abstract. Tucker Neil commented in his catalogue essay for fascinomas, “Nancy Baker Cahill’s recent paintings and videos of undulating, evocative, and sinewy forms against velvety expanses, compel one to ask, ‘Just what am I looking at? A telescopic photo of a distant planet’s surface? Electron microscope renderings of epidermal abrasions enlarged to human-size? An ultrasound populated with disembodied bones and organs?’ While these Rorschach-like viewing experiences provide unbounded free associations, it’s their eerie familiarity that unravels, and complicates, how we see, and what we know. Cahill’s work explores how we are constituted by representations, how exploratory technologies, like microscopes, telescopes, and ultrasounds, inform understandings of ourselves, and the inner and outer worlds we inhabit.”

At the Blythe Projects showing at Miami Project, Lita Albuquerque and Nancy Baker Cahill will be available for interviews with 12-hour notice; both artists will be present at the vernissage on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Todd Gray will be available for phone interviews. For more information, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at (310) 857-6994 or jeannine@freshpr.net or visit www.blytheprojects.net.

About Blythe Projects

Established by Hillary Metz in 2009, Blythe Projects represents US-based artists creating conceptually and spiritually driven work in a variety of media. The gallery’s transcendent aesthetic and commitment to works of contemporary interest and timeless significance are underscored by its innovative structure. Blythe Projects is not tied to a permanent gallery space, but rather hosts acclaimed exhibitions within eclectic spaces—such as Andaz West Hollywood, Sunset Marquis, private homes of notable art collectors and other distinguished venues—that reflect an artist’s specific ethos. The result is a gallery experience that is consummately unique, adventurous, and extraordinary for collectors and enthusiasts. Described as “that small space where Leonard Cohen meets Led Zeppelin,” Blythe Projects also participates in several international art fairs, with a strong focus on Miami, Los Angeles, and New York. For more information, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at (310) 857-6994 or jeannine@freshpr.net or visit www.blytheprojects.net
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Jeannine Jacobi
fresh pr
o: 310.857.6994



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