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Ed Templeton: Deformer and Map of the Inner War

by Wendy Dembo
on 14 November 2008
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In L.A. this weekend artist and professional skateboarder Ed Templeton will be signing his new book, "Deformer." Filled with over thirty years worth of material, Templeton has been working on the book for the past eleven years and will present it in conjunction with his exhibition, Map of the Inner War. A scrapbook of his California upbringing in suburban Orange County, this beautifully-designed volume is entirely art-directed by Templeton himself and gives a sun-drenched glimpse of what it's like to be young and alive in what he refers to as "the suburban domestic incubator."

"Deformer" intertwines photographs, paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, disciplinary letters from his grandfather and religious notes from his mother into a magnificent narrative of teenage isolation and social criticism.

If you can't make it to the show, you can buy the book online at Amazon or from Alibris.

Map of the Inner War
Opening reception: 15November 2008, 7-9:30pm
15 November–13 December
Roberts & Tilton
5801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232
tel. +1 323 549 0223

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