Handbills of Subversion - Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays

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Handbills of Subversion - Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays

213 Bond Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
January 20th, 2017 - January 20th, 2017
Opening: January 20th, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM



Brooklyn, NY  (January 20th, 2017) — Handbills of Subversion - Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays will open on January 20th—inauguration night—at MF Gallery.  The proceeds will benefit both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. All pieces will be priced at $120. The show will be “cash & carry”.

In this time of great anxiety, fear and hate crimes throughout the United States, the worst we can do is become quiet and complacent.  The pending Trump administration has threatened our civil liberties, inspired a rash of hate crimes and is on its way to normalizing sexual assault and bigotry. While we still have the right, this show will exercise freedom of speech, our freedom of expression, our freedom of the press.

It's time to lace up our boots. Be the light in the dark corners. Stand up. Create. Say something.
Before the age of social media, the best and cheapest way to advertise a show or event was to print up handbill:  cut and pasted on  8.5” X 11” piece of paper, xeroxed and quartered.  Collections of handbills over the years remind us of the places we had been, the bands we saw, and the events we attended.  The goal of Handbills of Subversion is to provide a snapshot of the future’s collective anxiety through the perspective of the best visual communicators working today.

Handbills of Subversion is curated by Sara Antoinette Martin.
Some, but not all, of the artists participating include:
Abe Lincoln Jr., Adam Suerte, Alex Heir, Allison Sommers, Angie Mason, Aya Kakeda, Babs Tarr, Becca Genne-Bacon, Becky Cloonan, Chris Kinsler, Cristy C. Road, Damara Kaminecki, Dan Grzeca, Drew Maillard, Fernando Carpaneda, Fly, Glenn Wernig, Grace Lang, Heather Gargon, Jane Kennedy, Jennifer Trok, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Justin Melkmann, Lou Rusconi, Lucy Knisley, Marie Sena, Martin Mazora, Martina Secondo Russo, Matt Kerley, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Nick Gazin, Rose Hardy, Sara Antoinette Martin, Sean Pryor, Stephanie Tamez, Tamara Santibanez, Tara McPherson, Tasha Rubinow, Vanessa del Rey, Virginia Elwood, Zac Scheinbaum, Zoë Williams.

The opening reception for Handbills of Subversion - Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women and The Gays will be on Friday January 20th, 2017, 7pm - 10pm, at MF Gallery.  

All handbills will be priced at $120.The show will be cash and carry.  Patrons will be able to take home their artwork at the end of the night. Prints, pins, tee shirts and other merchandise from participating artists will be available at the opening reception. Unsold handbills will be available for sale on MF Gallery’s website after January 20th.

MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond St. in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. The gallery is easily accessible by Subway- take the F or G to Bergen St., the A or C to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn or the R to Union. Admission is free and open to all ages.
After opening night, the show will be open by appointment only.
Contact Martina Secondo Russo at or to schedule a visit, for general information, or to request images.