Good Fortune
Scanned slides documenting Shanna Miller's exhibition Good Fortune. The exhibition consisted of prints that were displayed in the New Gallery's location at 516d 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary. The exhibition ran from October 3 to November 1, 1997.

The screenprints in Good Fortune used appropriated imagery from 1950s instruction manuals, magazines, and dictionaries. Combined with captions from fortune cookies, these poster-sized prints were simultaneously humourous and curious. The familiar figures were made strange though their juxtaposition with each other and their settings. Miller used this deliberate combination of puzzling imagery to hint at larger issues underlying the appearance of perfection in mid-century life. Both funny and whimsical, Miller hoped that viewers would enjoy the works on an aesthetic level, but also be inspired to question illusions of perfection.

The exhibition also included free colouring books for viewers. Made by Miller, these books had imagery similar to what was displayed on the walls.
Description Sources
Press Release for Good Fortune , 1997
Id number
exhibition image > slide
Year 1997
Coverage (yyyy-mm-dd) October 03 to November 01 1997
Permissions Image reproduced with the artist's permission. This image is displayed for reference purposes only. Read more about our copyright policy here.
Credit line Images from the collection of The New Gallery
Related entities
Shanna Miller, individual (was created by)
The New Gallery, gallery (was photographed by)
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Main Space (was exhibited in)