‘Gallery Girls,’ Episode Eight: Existential Crisis

Twenty-somethings get caught up with love and booze in the art world.

 

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In this week’s episode, the gallery girl has a quarter-life crisis. Where does she go from the world of white cubicles, opening parties, crazy artists and tyrannical bosses?

Starting in 2008, artist Mary Blakemore published a webcomic series, Gallery Girls, in which she examined the tribulations of young women getting their start in the art world. In celebration of the webcomic’s recent appearance as a book (self-published by Blakemore), we’re serializing these timeless caricatures. The comic centers on a group of young women working at a fictional gallery called Cecilia West, run by a tyrannical owner of the same name. From a daydreaming receptionist to an antagonistic assistant and a rich French art dealer, every character you’ve met in your gallery rounds is expertly satirized. As the saying goes, the best kind of humor hits close to home. What will Cecilia, Bridget, and Daphne get up to next? Check back here every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a favorite scene from Gallery Girls.

Keep up to date with Gallery Girls here:

Gallery Girls, Episode Two: Yale Graduate Thesis Show

Gallery Girls, Episode Three: Happy Hump Day

Gallery Girls, Episode Four: Friday Closing Time

Gallery Girls, Episode Five: Hungry and Angry

Gallery Girls, Episode Six: Critic’s Preview

Gallery Girls, Episode Seven: Gallery Opening


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