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For Map of the Inner War, Ed Templeton saturates the walls with over 250 new works including painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. Templeton documents his life, and the lives of the people around him, in a rich stream of images - images of himself and his wife, Deanna, in their day-to-day lives, and images of others, at home in Orange County, California or during the many tours he makes as pro-skateboarder and artist. Templeton likes to present his photos, drawings and paintings in a non-hierarchical manner, large quantities all mixed up together at once. He’ll often hang clusters of works in the shape of “image clouds.” In these installations, the to and fro of the clouds feels like a metaphor for the appearance and disappearance of images, like those of a traveler acquiring countless new impressions every day. In Templeton’s way of seeing we also recognize something of the fascination of the passer-by, the transient, gripped, at some unexpected moment, by the “extraordinary of the ordinary,” the exceptional and surprising existential qualities of daily life.

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Deanna With Things on a Bookshelf - Sculpture From Mexico, a Nautilus, a Praying Figure, a Lamp, Books on Art + Photography - And Selected Literature, 2008
Acrylic on linen
50 x 50.25 in (127.0 x 127.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Nothing's Gonna Change, 2008
Acrylic and ink on paper
19.75 x 14 in (50.2 x 35.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
A Look in The Mirror - Tasting My Own Medicine, 2008
MDF, wire, aluminum and acrylic
23 x 33 x 2 in (58.4 x 83.8 x 5.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Zealot, 2008
Acrylic on linen
38.25 x 38.25 in (97.2 x 97.2 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Map of the Inner War, 2008
Acrylic and ink on paper
20.5 x 18 in (52.1 x 45.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Do You Believe in Ghosts?, 2008
MDF, wire, aluminum and acrylic
22 x 31.5 x 2 in (55.9 x 80.0 x 5.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Acid Head, 2008
MDF, wire, aluminum and acrylic
23.5 x 42.5 x 2 in (59.7 x 108.0 x 5.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Portrait of Miranda July, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 44 in (101.6 x 111.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
It's All About Strikes Now, 2008
Acrylic on triptych panel
25 x 46 in (63.5 x 116.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Hurry Jesus, 2008
Acrylic and ink on paper
9.75 x 7.75 in (24.8 x 19.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Have you Ever Thought, 2008
Acrylic and ink on collaged paper
12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Portrait of Mike Mills, 2008
Acrylic on panel
41 x 60 in (104.1 x 152.4 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Commandment is a Lamp, 2008
MDF, wire, aluminum and acrylic
22.5 x 33 x 2 in (57.1 x 83.8 x 5.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Alphabets Align to Form the Words, 2008
Acrylic on panel
20 x 24 in (50.8 x 61.0 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
When Bad Habits Don't Pay The Bills, 2008
Oil on panel
24 x 12 in (61.0 x 30.5 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Pneumonia Tripping, 2008
Ink on paper
20 x 13.75 in (50.8 x 34.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
2 Faces of Thoughts, 2008
Watercolor and ink on paper
16 x 11.75 in (40.6 x 29.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Moscow, Russia 2007, 2008
Black and white photograph with painting and text
24 x 35.5 in (61.0 x 90.2 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Untitled (Green Head), 2008
Acrylic and ink on paper
18.25 x 11.75 in (46.4 x 29.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
Exploded Head, 2008
Acrylic and ink on paper
12.25 x 16 in (31.1 x 40.6 cm)