‘Gallery Girls,’ Episode Six: Critic’s Preview
Twenty-somethings get caught up with love and booze in the art world.
In this week’s sixth installment, we find dramatic Cecilia West-represented artist, Artemis, giving a preview of her work to an easily satiable and probably fickle, critic.
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.
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