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Shark Girl

© Casey Riordan Millard

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© Casey Riordan Millard

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© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Casey Riordan Millard

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Casey Riordan Millard

American, born 1973

Shark Girl, 2013

fiberglass and paint

overall: 60 x 60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 152.4 x 91.44 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of A. Conger Goodyear, by exchange and Product of the Public Art Initiative partnership with Erie County and the City of Buffalo, 2014

PAC2014:1

Currently On View

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / left side, bottom edge / CR MILLARD 2013
monogram / left side, bottom edge

Class

Sculpture (visual work)

Work Type

Cast (sculpture)

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On View at Canalside Buffalo (Get Directions)


Shark Girl is the absurd, hilarious, and bittersweet creation of the artist Casey Riordan Millard. While Shark Girl might appear sorrowful or lonely, there is also a comic element to this “fish out of water.” Here, in Millard’s first public sculpture, Shark Girl patiently waits, legs daintily crossed, hands folded, for a companion to join her. Appearing in nearly all of Millard’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Shark Girl was originally conceived as the artist reflected on the existential conundrums of life, love, family, and loss. Shark Girl can be seen as Millard’s diversionary tactic or as her mechanism for confronting the challenges of contemporary life. Shark Girl’s yearning and desire for normalcy and acceptance trigger equal parts laughter and empathy. The boulder on which she sits provides viewers with the opportunity to bring the work to life by taking a seat and initiating a friendship with this bizarre half-shark, half-girl.

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