Crank up the nostalgia meter to 11 because this one we all probably know very well.
Some call it a seesaw and some call it a teeter totter, but for most of us, it was a staple of our childhood. Fond memories of pushing up into the air faster and faster …and then your cohort jumps off and you crash down hurting your bum.
Well, Gary has captured all the fun of the seesaw, with his little wooden kids and the huge smiles on their faces and not a care in the world! The anthropomorphic totter is a bright smiling ray of sunshine, and on the reverse is a pleasantly exhausted night. Being a new father, we suspect that Gary is drawing on a lot of real life for this show.
“Sentimentrees” by Gary Ham is based around the personification of his own sentimental childhood memories.
If the things we loved as a child could walk and talk, what would their childhood be like? As children, we saw our treehouse as a trusted friend and sanctuary; as adults we see a wood box nailed into tree branches. “Sentimentrees” brings us back to seeing our playthings through the optimism and unconditional love of our youth.
November 1st – December 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, November 1st from 6 – 9 PM.
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106