Castle Gallery and the College of New Rochelle Present:

Driving Women

Women, Identity, and the Automobile...

April 22 - June 15, 2001

Curated by Diana Minotti and Wennie Huang

Exploring both historical and contemporary relationships between women, identity, and the automobile, this exhibit includes recent art featuring images of women and cars, and sculpture by artists who utilize automobile parts.

Exhibiting Artists:

Chakaia Booker
Jane Dickson
Nicole Eisenman
Jenny Gage
Paula Foresman
Linda Gottesfeld
Dana Hoey
Jayne Holsinger
Michelle Lopez
Catherine Opie
Marilyn Root
Martha Rosler
Donna Rose Ross
Deborah Sawyer


Sunday, April 22
Opening Reception
2-4 p.m. in Castle Gallery
Book Signing by Marilyn Root
Author of "Women at the Wheel"

Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3
Film Screening:
"Thelma and Louise" and "Fat of the Land"
7 p.m. in Romita Auditorium

Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10
Film Screening:
"Heart Like a Wheel", "She Lives to Ride" and "Rules of the Road"
7 p.m. in Romita Auditorium

All events listed above are free and open to the public.

Friday, June 8
20th Anniversary Celebration
4 p.m. in Castle Gallery

For more information, reservations, and tours: (914) 654-5423


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed: Mondays and Holidays,
May 26 - 28 for Memorial Day Weekend,
Limited Hours on Weekends in June


This show has been a long time coming. Weekends of Diana Minotti's high school and college years were spent in the pits at the Orange County Speedway, Middletown, NY. As an undergrad art major, many of her sculptures were painted with automobile paint since the family business was a major auto-body supplier. At Fashion Institute of Technology, her graduate thesis was the ideal marriage of her love of art and the automobile, an exhibition proposal entitled, "Road Trip." The hypothetical show consisted of over 30 male artists that used the automobile or its image as artwork scheduled to travel to five major contemporary museums throughout the US. Twelve years later, on an intimate scale, a female version of 14 women artists brings a new vision to the Castle Gallery.