Friday, October 3, 2008

The Invisible Age

The Invisible Age
Self-Portraits of women aged 50-65
RayKo Photo Center
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
- through October 10, 2008

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.

And yet, 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. Each individual experiences this age differently. What you'll see on the walls at Rayko is the work of 30 artists, from around the country and as far away as Canada and England, expressing what being at the invisible age means to them.

Exhibition curated by Jan Potts and Beth Kientzle.


Susan Arthur

Cynthia Batmanis

Niki Berg

Norma Bernstock

Carol Dass

Topher Delaney

Mary Farmilant

Martine Fougeron

Peg Fredi

Jane Fulton Alt

Candace Plummer Gaudiani

Martha Grenon

Ingrid Hesling

Deborah Lattimore

Jean Locey

Charlotte Niel

Erin O'Neill

Jeanette Palsa

Wendy Paton

Jan Potts

Mary Ramain

Barbara Rothman

Nada Savic

Elizabeth Siegfried

Aline Smithson

Rebecca Lynn Swanson

Jacqueline Walters

Marydorsey Wanless

Anita White

Ewa Monika Zebrowski

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