‘Swamp Thang’ by Jacqueline Gallagher
Artist: Jacqueline Gallagher
Title: ‘Swamp Thang’
Medium: Acrylic on Cradled Board
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
Framing: Unframed (Ready to Hang)
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“Continuing with themes of female identity and sexualization, this piece takes on a gender twist to the classic horror monster. Why is it almost always the man in a monster movie or novel that gets to be outwardly ugly and still have a young, attractive person fall for them? By mixing grotesque and aquatic forms with the cliche body language borrowed from social media I intend to make humorously monstrous characters that still hold an oddly erotic presence.” – 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.