What is this euphemism “of a certain age” and why is it so often applied only to women? Is that really how we want our middle years referred to?
Life experiences over six decades have provided artists Cindy Bouwers & Jean Pederson with childhood, teen years, education, marriage, motherhood, opportunity, disappointment. Scars, lumps, bumps, grey hair, weathered skin are physically, emotionally and spiritually portrayed within their tracks of time. With this exhibition, the artists have explored thoughts of how they arrived here, what is important, what they are becoming.
The paintings and personal images created for this exhibition mirror what Jean and Cindy have gained by reaching “a certain age”. They have richness and depth, complexity, layers, and consider both the dark and the light. Some of the materials and processes incorporated are new for the artists — a homage to their continued personal growth. Many of life’s lessons — letting go, shifting expectations, enduring difficulty, being vulnerable, valuing authenticity, overcoming fears, and laughing much are reflected in the work.
Rich in experience, insight, influence, strength and creativity — Cindy Bouwers & Jean Pederson are two women “Of A Certain Age”!
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