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.
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
GALLERY50 / INDEXG
50 Gladstone Avenue
Hours: Wed-Sun (1-5 pm)
To launch their new gallery enterprise, INDEX G is presenting 50.2014, an exhibition of 50 artists. The gallery invited 25 artists to exhibit a piece of work and asked each of the 25 artists to invite one other artist to exhibit a piece as well. The result is 50 works by 50 artists.
50 Artists: Amy Wong, Andrew Yeung, Andjelka Jovanic, Arthur Thorpe, Ben Green, Christine Peterson, Colleen Buzzard, Elizabeth Greisman, Erik Jerezano, Fiona Smyth, Frog King, Gaye Jackson, Han Xu, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Holly Lee, Irina Schestakovich, Isabelle Jackson, Janet Potter, Jeff Jackson, Jenal Dolson, Jesi The Elder, Jose Ortega, José Teodoro, Juana Zuniga, Kai Chan, Kayoko Tanaka, Kurt Ketchum, Laura Baron, Lee Ka-sing, Hua YiLiu, Loretta Firmani, Lulu Ladron de Guevara, Lisa Cristinzo, Li Kam-fai, Marina Black, Mark Connery, Maureen Nathan, Millie Chen, Noriko Saito, Normand Rajotte, Patrick McCue, Sally Ayre, Sal Aprile, Shelley Savor, Sio, Tina Oehmsen-Clark, Tomio Nitto, Uros Jelic, Warren Quigley, Ximena Berecochea.
The show runs from March 15 to March 30
Wednesday to Sunday 1-5 pm