‘Brood Mother’ by Jacquline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Title: ‘Brood Mother’
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 24” x 18”
Framing: Unframed (Canvas Stretched Over Bars)
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artwork:
“Through a chaotic and alien landscape I hope to explore themes of sexual desire, augmentation, and female identity to challenge what we take for granted as ‘normal’. My recent figures are mash-ups of slimy, aquatic forms wading in fluid worlds while still exhibiting obviously human characteristics and cliche female body language borrowed from fashion magazines, adverts, and the millions of selfies on social media. Sometimes I base my paintings on sexist, offensive, or just plain silly colloquial phrases as suggested by the title of this particular piece.” – Jacqueline Gallagher
About the Artist:
Painter of Zombies and the Disturbed. Or Disturbed Zombie Painter… I forget which. These figures are contradictions, beautiful and grotesque at the same time. They float through their worlds driven by craving, vanity, and addiction, caught in moments of stiff poses and comedic indulgence. They put themselves on display for the world as their bodies and minds slowly decay. This is how I see myself and most everyone around me. We are the Dead Living, but we sure do look good.
Born in 1984 and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009. Since then, I’ve exhibited nationally numerous times with 3 solo and many more group shows. In 2015 I relocated to my new home in Portland, Oregon.