New scratchboard portraits by Bill Russell:
Custom motorcycle helmet painted by Alëna Skarina.
Maurice’s show, “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop” was given a double page review in the Manchester Evening News.
The show in Manchester, England is a flamboyant new exhibition of Maurice’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. This is Maurice Vellekoop’s first European solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic work on show alongside examples of his mainstream editorial work. The exhibition comes at a moment of renewed significance for Maurice as he embarks upon a graphic memoir, I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together! commissioned by the Canadian Council for the Arts and edited by author and award-winning art director Chip Kidd, to be published by Pantheon Books.
The exhibition is supported by a programme of events and activities that address notions of private shame, empowerment, sex-positivism and the often overlooked role of personal fantasy in critical cultural appreciation.
Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice VellekoopThe show is at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England from 15 August to 13 September 2014. The show will move to a Liverpool venue and dates will be announced soon.
Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Pride and Homotopia Liverpool.
The 24-page portfolio, is being printed at Colour Innovations’ Toronto plant on an 11-colour Heidelberg 40″ Perfector press, utilizing Colour Innovations’ patented CIX metallic ink printing process. The paper, courtesy of Ariva, is Sappo HanoArt gloss cover and text. Printed with Metalstar® Pantone® premium silver ink, courtesy of Ekart, a leading international manufacturer of metallic pigments for the graphic arts industry.
Bill Russell has been creating some animated gifs. Click image to view. See more here.
Isabelle Jackson is exhibiting a series of abstract paintings in a show titled “figure 8”.
Opening Reception Saturday, June 7, 2014 (2 – 6 pm)
The show runs June 4 to June 7, 2014
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After 32 years at 51 Camden Street, Reactor has moved to a new location at 340 Westmoreland Avenue North on the corner of Geary Avenue and Westmoreland Avenue North just north of Dupont. The telephone number is the same and the coffee is always fresh. We are here, it’s business as usual, so drop on by!
After 32 years at 51 Camden Street in Toronto, Reactor is moving its studio. As of April 28, Reactor will be at the new location at 340 Westmoreland Avenue North in the Dovercourt and Dupont area.