‘The Bride of Botox’ by Jacqueline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Title: ‘The Bride of Botox’
Medium: Acrylic on birch panel
Dimensions: 7″ x 3.5″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“I am at the age now where most of the people I know have had or are considering beauty treatment procedures, and it’s impossible for all people of any age to scroll social media without being accosted with a bombardment of plump, overfilled lips protruding from taught, flawless faces. With The Bride of Botox I wanted to create a decaying yet oddly alluring figure, exaggerating the lengths we humans go to fight the natural progression of time and conform to one standard ideal. How long will we grasp at our youth and turn a lifted but blind eye to our inevitable march towards Death?” – 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.