It is incumbent upon us as individuals and as a society to work diligently towards a day when we see a person before us who has lived a long life and we no longer patronize them, disrespect them or dismiss them.
Elder abuse occurs in a variety of forms: physical, mental, sexual, financial and neglect. With its focus on youth, consumption and productivity, and living for today, our culture is complicit in this turning away.
The introduction that many art gallery owners have to artists is through information packets. A bio may inadvertently work to one's disadvantage if the artist reveals too much or too little. For instance, one's age.