Sing It Like You Mean It
digital print in colors, on Hahnemühle German Etching White paper, 2016, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 18/20 (there were also two artist's proofs), published by Joseph Editions, New York, the full sheet
Sheet: 2378 x 3578 in. (606 x 911 mm.)
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In Sing It Like You Mean It, a vintage wood paneled television features a long-haired woman mid-song on a stage reminiscent of a variety show from the Sixties. The television test pattern known as EG 1:1990, or Engineering Guideline Alignment Color Bar, staggers to create depth of field for the songstress. These colors are used for setting a television monitor to reproduce colors and light levels accurately. This interplay between a historical conception of chromatic rendering with a Black singer commanding the stage speaks to the heart of Adams’ work.

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