‘Milkbag’ by Jacqueline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Medium: Charcoal and Ink on Cradled Board
Dimensions: 8″ x 8″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to Hang
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“I have issues with female identity, specifically here with perceived femininity and sexuality vs our natural bodily functions. In this piece I wanted to make something sensual and juicy yet ultimately grotesque, to highlight how absurd human bodies truly are. I typically rely a lot on color, but I chose charcoal this time because I really wanted this to feel dirty and grimy while still focusing on form, and using my hands to push the medium around certainly helps to achieve that.” – 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.