Ed Templeton’s current exhibition at the Huntington Beach
Art Center is an expansive survey of the artist’s work from the last several
years to present. The show features some of his most iconic pictures, paintings,
sculptures and mixed media pieces spread throughout the space in Templeton’s dynamic
installation style. Dominating the show are his Teenage Kissers, The Seconds
Pass, Wires Crossed and Huntington Beach series, which is an
ongoing look into his backyard’s beach culture and suburban sprawl.
At the opening on September 12th, visitors
stood in line for the show duration to get Ed’s drawings and musings scrawled
across all sorts of ephemera, while listening to live music from bands Freckles
and Travesura. Those in attendance were an amazing cross section of art-world aficionados
to newbie fans, and local skate groms to pro-skate elite. Deadbeat Club hosted
a ‘zine fair and food was catered by Seabirds Kitchen. Beverages were provided
by PBR and all made possible with support from RVCA.
Common Side Effects will be on view through November 7th
and also includes works by photographers Deanna Templeton, Nolan Hall, Grant
Hatfield, Devin Briggs and Soncho Williams.
Photos by Delon Issacs.