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"Situation Comedy: Photographs, Drawings and Paintings by Ed Templeton"
2001-06-17 until 2001-08-19
Museum Het Domein
This exhibition is the first museum exhibition for Californian artist/skateboarder Ed Templeton(1972). Templeton lives and works in Huntington Beach, California. Known worldwide, Templeton is mostly recognized as a professional skateboarder. But he is also gaining recognition as an artist. Now he is getting his name known in the art world through the important award winning photo series: Teenage Smokers. Templeton's first solo exhibition was located at Philadelphia in Space 1026 in November 1998.
In the exhibition Situation Comedy Templeton shows paintings, drawings and photos. The paintings are portraits of people he meets on the street through skateboarding. He calls them Sketchbook-Paintings since he assembles them as is if in a sketchbook, piece by piece. In the photos he also portrays people and situations he comes across in the skate world. Just as good friend and artist Larry Clark, he documents the wild lifestyle of Sex, Drugs and Skating, which he represents how people spend their time skateboarding and therefore creates a picture of his own life. The exhibition presents about 200 photos, drawings and paintings.