Ed Templeton 'Common Side Effects' Exhibit Opens At Huntington Beach Art Center
Artist and skateboarding icon Ed Templeton brings his paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed media installations to the Huntington Beach Art Center on Saturday, September 12, in the new groups show Common Side Effects. Locals know him not only as the two-time world champion professional skateboarder behind Toy Machine, but also as the voyeur behind the #dailyhbpierphoto hashtag on Instagram.
Featured in the exhibit are Templeton's traditional documentary-style photographs shot on film around the pier, along with his stylized figurative paintings depicting suburbia as an idyllic paradise. The Huntington Beach local is fascinated by the walls in his hometown. "What is hidden behind them, and the false front they represent is interesting to me," says Templeton. "Behind all of these nicely painted houses and planned communities are humans and all the thorny issues that come with them."
He adds: "These recent paintings are a culmination of years of looking at the place where I live and the peculiarity of it. I have travelled all over the world and there is no place as strange as Huntington Beach."
The exhibit also showcases a curated selection of local photographers, including Nolan Hall, Devin Briggs, Grant Hatfield, Deanna Templeton, and Soncho Williams.
An opening night reception on Saturday welcomes the public from 6-9 p.m., with live music by Freckles and Travesura, eats catered by Seabirds Kitchen, free beverages poured by PBR and Purps, and zines by Deadbeat Club. Find the Facebook event here.
Common Side Effects runs through Saturday, November 7.