‘It Speaks for the Drowned’ by Jacqueline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Title: ‘It Speaks for the Drowned’
Medium: Acrylic and ink on board
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“She has many tales to speak of those hidden forever in her placid waters by a stranger who likes to end pretty things. She has collected them for many years as he silenced their voices on land but not entirely their will, the residual anguish of their souls melding in her secret dark depths, eventually birthing a new formidable spirit. In a way he is her father, and she has much to tell him of pain and suffering.” – 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, where I am currently exploring strange themes of sexual augmentation and female identity in a chaotic and alien landscape.