27 February to 2 May 2015
Space Station Sixty-Five (SS65)
South-East London, UK
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.
“The day I met artist Maurice Vellekoop was also the first time I’d ever been naked in public… an unrelated, but serendipitous experience. Vellekoop’s brush tips plant the seeds of a vibrant, luscious wonderland that recreate a pre-fall state, before the crunch of sour apple introduced the bitter taint of shame. His work is essential de-programming, like that for cult escapees, for anyone who wishes to entertain the subversive idea that fantasy and desire might actually be a joyful and life-enhancing salve, not an impulse to be starved or stifled”
– Bren O’Callaghan, Curator, Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop