December 10–January 7, 2023
Steve Turner is pleased to present Moretto, a solo exhibition by Nicolas Coleman that features a series of self-portraits in which Coleman depicts himself as various Venetian characters–a gondolier, a tourist, a runner in the Venice Marathon and an immigrant selling towels on the beach at Lido. He juxtaposes the figures with the city’s architecture, the waterways and adorns them with symbol-laden clothing to suggest the malleability of self-conception through the prism of Venice, a city whose visual culture is defined by its pluralism. By examining these themes through self-portraiture, Coleman creates works that explore cultural and ethnic identity and appropriation within the visual landscape of Venice.
Nicolas Coleman (b. 1998, Durham, North Carolina) graduated from Duke University in 2020 where he studied Visual Arts and Political Science before moving to New York. Since graduating, his work has been included in group exhibitions at Galerie Hussenot, Paris (2022); Foreign Agent, Lausanne (2022) and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York (2022). This is his first solo exhibition and his first with Steve Turner, Los Angeles.
Born 1998, Durham, North Carolina
Lives and works in New York
BA, Duke University, Durham
Moretto, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
I-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech, Morocco (with Foreign Agent)
Future Fair, Rome (with Andrea Festa)
The Power to Dream, Galerie Hussenot, Paris
Summer Flights, Foreign Agent, Lausanne, Switzerland
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York
33rd September, The Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
Visual Arts Senior Capstone Exhibition, Duke University, Durham
83rd National Juried Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York
Winter Show, GreenHill Center, Greensboro, North Carolina