The Invisible Age

MAIN GALLERY: 9.4.08 – 10.10.08
OPENING: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 6-8PM

Photograph courtesy of Mary Ramain

EXHIBITION CURATED BY BETH KIENTZLE AND JAN POTTS.

What is the invisible age? To a large extent it’s a phenomenon of our society, which sees and values younger women for their beauty and energy and also sees and values older women for their wisdom and character. But, in the eyes of this same society, the 50ish to 65ish woman is of little value and practically invisible.

But, what we’re dealing with is not a purely external phenomenon. The invisible age is also internal. It’s an age of transition, when women often must go through the unsettling process of redefining who they are to themselves and to the world.