Eye to I: Self Portraits by Women Artists

February 10–March 24, 2007

516 ARTS presented Eye to I, a group exhibition of women artists working with self-representation in photography, painting, mixed media and sculpture. They took a fresh look at issues of femininity and identity — exploring images of the self through humor, ritual, masquerade, and diverse narratives from the mundane to the fantastical. The show featured 10 artists from across the nation: Susan Byrnes (Ohio), Juliana Coles (New Mexico), Lalla Essaydi (New York), Alexandria Levin (Pennsylvania), Holly Lynton (New Jersey), Jennifer Nehrbass (New Mexico), Abby Robinson (New York), Adrienne Salinger (New Mexico), Claire Watkins (New York), and Sheilah Wilson (New Mexico). This exhibition was presented in celebration of the Women and Creativity series organized by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. It was curated by Suzanne Sbarge, with a catalog essay by Kathleen Whitney. Albuquerque Tribune review

image above: AutoWorks by Abby Robinson