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Opening Reception Saturday\, January 12th 6 – 9 pm
Book Sig ning Saturday\, January 12th at 5pm

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Roberts &\; Tilt on is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent photographs by < strong>Ed Templeto n in his fifth exhibition with the gallery. Templeton has long min ed the middle ground between the pu blic and the private\, delving unreservedly into the human situation\, creating photographs that are at once h eartbreaking and outrageous\, comic al and sinister\, his images\, a visual litmus test of American youth cultu re in all its twisted luminescence.

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In his most recent exhibition\, Memory Foam\, Templeton takes a close look at his hometown of Hun tington Beach\, California\, a sprawl of suburbia\, “mile after mile of walls that form a hard shell around th e housing tracts where beige brick dividers represent the barrier between people’s backyards and the major str eet\,” or less obviously perhaps\, a division between the sanitized ideals of a planned community and the real world. Templeton’s choice to focus specifically on the "downtown" and Main Street\, once a boulevard of skate shops\, bikini stores and dive bars\, where “people would hang out watchin g the fights between skinheads\, jo cks and local boys\,” represents a journey back to his old stomping grounds \, redefining not only the artist’s own personal relationship to his past\, but to a larger cultural tapestry. Through these images\, Templeton n avigates his own unique history\, and his experience as a professional skat eboarder\, painter and photographer\, defined by Huntington Beach’s particular brand of beach culture\, now ge ntrified\, yet still energetic and vital.

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With these recent images\, Tem pleton creates a visual lexicon of the people who live and work in Huntingt on Beach\, telling their stories wi th sensitivity\, wit and compassion. Templeton‘s photographs\, as with his other work\, rarely concerns itself with literal space and time\, but more importantly and emphatically with a n enigmatic and complicated human i mpulse to create anything at all\, prompting the artist to “explore the lov e/hate relationship I have with thi s city\,” no longer taking it for granted\, but celebrating the city as its own strangely compelling enigma.

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Ed Templeton is a photographer\, painter and two-time w orld champion professional skateboarder. His work was featured in the influential exhibition Beautiful Los ers\, curated by Aaron Rose as well as Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art\, Los Angeles . Upcoming exhibitions include solo presentations in Italy\, Belgium\, Fran ce and\, in 2014\, a solo exhibitio n at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACO) Oaxaca\, Mexico. Selected recent exhibitions include S.M.A.K.\, Ghe nt\, Belgium\; the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art\,  Copenhagen\, Denmark\; SCH UNK Glaspaleis\, The Netherlands\; Kunsthalle Vienna\, Austria and the 2010 Photography Biennial at MAMAK Lieg e\, Belgium. Templeton’s work has b een the subject of 8 monographs to date.

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