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 one of Buffalo’s best-known citizens. However, it is perhaps less well-know that Shark Girl has served as one of Millard’s principal artistic motifs for more than a decade. The exhibition Shark Girl: Never Quite There explores Millard’s many depictions of Shark Girl, including works on paper, paintings, sculptures, and installations. Ranging from some of Millard’s earliest representations of her signature character to newly imagined diorama-style installations, this exhibition presents the many facets of Shark Girl’s eccentric, flawed, and altogether extraordinary personality.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.