Sue Sommers

Show ran from 3/2/2011 to 3/26/2011

CHILDREN LOOKING BACK  watercolor/gouache

Opening Reception:  Friday March 4 from 6-9 pm

The series of watercolor/gouache portraits, “Children Looking Back,” was inspired by images from Sue Sommers’ family photo album. All of the children pictured would now be 50 to 70 years old. They are family, friends, and classmates, being re-examined across time.

Children are very conscious of the adult gaze. In the photos, she sees children looking back at adult authority. How they respond to the adult “in charge” will shape their entire lives, and says a lot about who they are or yearn to be. It will stay with them into adulthood.