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Review of “When I’m 64” Exhibit, Including “Window Peeping”

There is a fabulous exhibit up at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rancho Cucamonga, California. When I’m 64, curated by Rebecca Trawick, centers around aging in America. There are funny, melancholy, poignant, and absurd moments to discover in the images on display. The exhibit runs through November 21, 2012.

Five of my large-scale photographs from the Window Peeping series are included.

Ceramic Ducks from the Window Peeping series

Art critic Stacy Davies deserves credit for recommending When I’m 64, and writing a great review in Visual Art Source (VAS).¬†Aging is not sexy. We live in a youth obsessed world. Davies looked beyond the normal art hype to give Rebecca Trawick and the show the credit it deserves. Thanks, Stacy. I know I sound a little full of myself for blogging this because my work is included. However, my purpose is to bring attention to the topic of aging than to my work. In fact, there are seven other incredible artists in this show; Troy Adssey, Jeanne C. Finley, Jessica Ingram, Nancy Macko, Peter Riesett, Shari Wasson, and Martha Wilson. As someone who spent five years taking care of an elderly mother with dementia, I know our health care system needs revisions. I take every opportunity to spotlight their plight. After all, we will be there someday too.


About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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