Join Roberts Projects on March 5, 2022, from 4–6 pm for an artist reception for “The Spring Cycle,” an exhibition of new paintings, drawings and photographs by Ed Templeton. This is the artist’s 8th exhibition with the gallery – it opened in January 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
These artworks are a direct response to the suburban environment Templeton lives in, and create hyperbolic realities that scrutinize the human condition through the lens of urban isolation. Templeton’s most concise works to date continue earlier themes cynical of the provincial customs and rituals of his surroundings, notably the ever-polarizing political milieu over the last five years in Orange County where he lives and works. Suggestive imagery and unsettling portraits are joined with idyllic landscapes that verge on the pastoral to explore fragmented or at times distorted experiences with sensitivity and specificity. Details such as discarded religious pamphlets or signs, highlight how belief systems, however absurd, permeate our lives. The lack of specific environmental factors further highlights the enigmatic nature of each scene. Boundaries between what is public and private are blurred. Proxemics between people have no clear delineation, so relationships are not easily determined at first glance, if at all. The disdain is incandescent.
On View: January 22, 2022 – March 5, 2022
What: “The Spring Cycle,” Ed Templeton
Where: Roberts Projects, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232