Event: Thursday 26th February.
Cockadoodle: Warm, stylish, smutty comics & drawings.
From trans* to time travel, beefcake to queer autobio.
Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop is a flamboyant new exhibition that uncorks the Canadian artist’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. It will be Maurice Vellekoop‚’s first London solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic output on show alongside other work
This is the opening exhibition of 2015 at Space Station Sixty-Five (SS65), and as long time readers and admirers of Maurice Vellekoop’s work, SS65‚’s directors are particularly happy to be exhibiting his joyful drawings. We hope that you will be as charmed by them as we are.
You can read the interview between Maurice Vellekoop and Paul Gravett on Paul’s website here
Listen to the Panel Borders interview ‘Vellevision‘ between Maurice and Alex Fitch on resonance FM.
Art Review Comic Strip
Featuring in this month’s ArtReview, Maurice Vellekoop has been especially commissioned for the magazines March two-page strip.
The comic, called ‘Rescue’ recalls Maurice’s final break from the Christian Reformed Church he grew up in, after Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley come to him in a dream and explain life.
With a mixture of advice and fantasy the teenage Maurice is rescued by his queer gods.
The new strip is accompanied by an interview with Paul Gravett, the full conversation can be found on Paul’s website here.
We also have a stock of the magazines at the gallery, so you can take home you own Vellekoop comic for under 6 pounds!