EDITION SIZE : 25
DIMENSIONS : 18" X 24"
PAPER : 190 lbs Rives BFK
TECHNIQUE : 16 Color Screen print
SIGNATURE : Signed with Certificate of Authenticity
YEAR : 2021
" Lookin' " by Adrianna Adams
Adrianna Adams is a Painter and Printmaker from the Bay Area, currently residing in Oakland. Her work involves an exploration of extensions of the ‘feminine self’, its counterparts, as well as traces of identity largely in relation to the natural and manmade worlds.
Adrianna Adams received her BFA from SFAI. She attended residency at Yale Summer School of the Arts and has exhibited work at IPCNY, Diego Rivera Gallery, Campfire Gallery and Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery. She is one of several Bay Area artists and muralists involved in painting Women of The Resistance and Alto al Fuego en la Misión.
The printed image involves a portal or framed composition that opens into a botanical environment of orchids and foliage where three mirrors/frames sit atop a pedestal adorned with charms. On the right in the foreground, a violet-colored figure in profile faces toward three cropped reflected figures in similar shades and hues.
The title “ Lookin”, refers to internal and external modes of looking vs. seeing both individually and societally, with special attention to an often complex exchange between a concept of an inherent beauty possessed through existing “as you are” before other historical and modern narratives seek to obscure it, erase it, standardize it, reject it, enhance it, or transform it.