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

Nikki Peck is an artist living and working in Vancouver B.C.  Nikki illustrates a cast of characters and scenes that reflect her interest in contemporary society.  She follows themes of nostalgia, coming of age, teenage hood, addiction, sexuality, sex positive issues,  the female body and the male gaze. Nikki incorporates humor to promote feminism and important topics women face, pointing out the faults and double standards that society sets for women.  Her approach is at once playful and meticulous.

"I have always been creative and started drawing female or feminine characters around the age of five.  My illustrations are a mixture of my own experiences.  Most drawings are reflections of myself or people I know.  Others are archival images or inspirations I have discovered and collaged, or created from imagination.  I draw my body transposed into bodies of other characters.  Some of these works are autobiographical.

I enjoy drawing female characters which open up and become real, sexually-potent, explicit characters. I use my art to explore attitudes and feelings of my own sexuality. I have struggled accepting my body and sexuality growing up. I have felt ashamed and even embarrassed about who I am. This shame is reflected in my art, and through the act of drawing I am able to relinquish some of this shame." - Nikki Peck

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