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From left to right- Marie-Dolma Chophel,  Web I  (2019), Acrylic, spray paint and paint marker on canvas, 60” x 48"; Colin J. Radcliffe,  SEND NUDES (on a Nokia)  (2019), Ceramic, glaze, 0.5” x 2.5” x 5.5”; Carla Repice,  Blush  (2017), Oil on panel, 9” x 12”

From left to right- Marie-Dolma Chophel, Web I (2019), Acrylic, spray paint and paint marker on canvas, 60” x 48"; Colin J. Radcliffe, SEND NUDES (on a Nokia) (2019), Ceramic, glaze, 0.5” x 2.5” x 5.5”; Carla Repice, Blush (2017), Oil on panel, 9” x 12”

Solos x3

Rotating exhibitions by: Colin J. Radcliffe, Marie-Dolma Chophel, and Carla Repice
Curated by Michael Gormley
April 18th-May 25th, 2019
Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 1-7 PM and Saturday, 12-6 PM

Equity Gallery is pleased to present Solos x3, a rotating series of three solo exhibitions featuring Colin J. Radcliffe, Marie-Dolma Chophel, and Carla Repice. In this series, Equity Gallery combines the breezy, spur-of-the-moment spontaneity of pop-up solo shows with the connected nature of group exhibitions. Each participant’s body of work is given the spotlight at the gallery for a two week period over the course of a month of a half. While the series allows for the artists to be the sole focal point in their own individual exhibitions, the rapid-fire transitory period between the shows creates a relationship among the other artists’ works. Through this series, seemingly vastly different creative outputs are contextualized. Thematic overlaps that were initially unnoticeable emerge organically, all without any of the artists’ works being compromised or diluted for the sake of an overarching concept.

Solos x3 consists of Colin J. Radcliffe’s Left on Read, opening on Thursday, April 18th, Marie-Dolma Chophel’s Parallel Worlds, opening on Thursday, May 2nd, and Carla Repice’s The White Problem, opening on Thursday, May 16th.

The series begins on April 18th and ends May 25th, 2019.


Colin J. Radcliffe: Left on Read

April 18th – April 27, 2019
Opening Reception- Thursday, April 18th, 6 – 8 PM
Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 7 PM and Saturday, 12 – 6 PM

Chronicling his successes and failures in love, Colin J. Radcliffe’s autobiographical work focuses on his experiences of love, sex, and intimacy in the context of queer digital space. While deceptively playful, both the phones and figurative ceramics explore his ambivalence in love, and the dynamics of queer relationships today. Each work is a personal memory, an ode to a romantic or sexual partner and their connection to one another (or lack thereof). Infatuation, humor, and playfulness simultaneously spur the making of each piece alongside loneliness, disdain, and lewdity.

Stemming from his attachment and over-reliance on social technology, particularly in forming queer friendships and romances, the ceramic phones often pull directly from his interactions on dating apps like Grindr, Jack’d, and Tinder. The figures are instead based on past lovers, mixing his often unspoken sentiments and traumas with the perception or memory of a particular partner. From working his hands into wet clay, the very same hands that held and caressed a particular lover or exchanged intimate text messages, Radcliffe cultivates an imprint of tenderness, humor, and emotional immediacy in his work.

Left on Read is the first exhibition in the Solos x3 series. It will be exhibiting at Equity Gallery from April 18th to April 27th.

About the Artist-

Colin J. Radcliffe is a ceramic sculptor based in Brooklyn, NY. Radcliffe’s work focuses on the pursuit of love and intimacy obstructed by his chronically diseased body, the dynamics of dating in queer digital space, and ultimately queer belonging. In 2019 Radcliffe received an interview feature with the curatorial platform YNGSPC. Radcliffe has attended the Wassaic Project residency in 2016 and 2017, and has exhibited work in group shows at the Wassaic Project, Flux Factory, Untitled Space, Field Projects, and Satellite Art Show. Radcliffe had a solo in 2017 at Temporary Storage Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.  In 2016 Radcliffe graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Visual Arts.