Hands Off My Cuntry

Undercurrent Projects, NYC, Jan 11-22, 2017

Dear Trump,

We are a group of artists concerned you and your administration will be dismantling some important laws when you take office on the 20th, especially a 43 year old one called Roe vs Wade. As you know, this law protects the welfare of women. It ensures the safety of women when they need help the most. Being a father of women we hope you understand the importance of keeping this law on the books when you take office and in the next 4 years. The last thing American women need is to fall behind in healthcare with no place to go for help. Defunding Planned Parenthood is not the answer. The last thing American women need is to go back in time to the back alley abortion and possibly die from not having proper care. The last thing we need is America to take a big step back. Going forward is the only way. In all honesty, we sympathize with your need for “pussy grabbin’ and we are sure you would enjoy this show since it involves a lot of pussy and grabbin’. In fact we welcome you to stop by and see the show for a much deeper appreciation on this matter. However, in the end it is a plea from us to you to keep your hands off our cuntry.

Thank you,
Mike Cockrill, Lapis Danado, Annique Delphine, Courtney Frances Fallon, Adam Handler, Jones the Savage, Morgan Jesse Lappin, Joanne Leah, Nikki Peck, John Phelan, Alexandra Rubinstein, Savannah Spirit, Undercurrent Projects and all people who believe in women's rights.

Thank You, Obama, by Alexandra Rubinstein, oil on panel, 2016

Adam Handler was born in Queens NY and grew up on Long Island. As a young child and adolescent, he spent countless hours at his grandparents framing factory in New York City. There, his passion for the arts grew and it became inevitable that he too would discover the many possibilities of art. As a college student, Handler studied Life Drawing in Italy and went on to graduate from Purchase College with a major in Art History. He has also studied craft design with Jorge Nieves and printing color photography with Debra Mesa-Pelly. Handler has exhibited his work in New York City, Greenwich CT, Canada, and Texas. Handler has no plans of slowing down and continues to create new series of works, which include painting, sculpture and drawing.

It was most probably after viewing the works of Basquiat, Donald Baechler and Bill Traylor that I discovered such a love of simple subject matter. While many of their subjects were not unique, they had been reinvented time and time again. It was then that I attempted to brand my own style which expressed my individual character. Playing with scale, whether very large or very small, I pay an ode to line, color and form.  They are humble offerings to the now overlooked beauty of time old subjects; a flower in a garden or a reclining figure and cat. Repetition in subject matter has allowed me personal exploration of my own iconography while also allowing the viewer to form its own dialogue with the piece.

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