Sarah Gallagher



My large-scale graphite drawings address the objectification of women in everyday life through hyper-realistic techniques that highlight features sexualized by the male gaze. Inspired by second wave feminist ideology and twentieth-century female artists, I seek to challenge societal norms by drawing attention to typically marginalized or censored imperfections in women's skin. 

By limiting the representation of women to their bodily attributes and using a magnifying glass to simultaneously enhance detail and blur the subject, my work effectively highlights the objectification of women's bodies. My intention is to create provocative art that challenges the male gaze, promoting greater gender equality.