In the two short years since Casey Riordan Millard’s iconic Shark Girl arrived in Western New York, the sculpture has been so widely shared and experienced that it is now practically Buffalo vernacular. However, Shark Girl has served as one of the artist’s principal motifs for more than a decade. The exhibition Never Quite There explores the wide array of Millard’s many depictions of Shark Girl, including works on paper, paintings, sculptures, and installations. Ranging from some of Millard’s earliest images of her signature character to newly imagined diorama-style installations, this exhibition presents the many facets of this eccentric, flawed, and quizzical persona.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.