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Historical Portraits from the Collection

May 30, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Curated by Michelle Jacques | Drury Gallery

“Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.” (Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye)

Taking its cue from the realms of literary fiction and television, namely Margaret Atwood’s 1988 novel Cat’s Eye and Lena Denham’s hit HBO show Girls, this exhibition brings together a range of artistic depictions of girls and young women in an exploration of the imagery and issues – and the controversies – that make them such a compelling subject for artists. Works include formal and informal portraits, intimate character studies, as well as more poetic interpretations of the young sitters, all from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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