Ed Templeton spent a large portion of the 90s suffering concussions and bloody body parts on the worlds skate ramps. The former pro skateboarder, and current artist and ANP Quarterly editor, might be off his wheels competitively, but hes still on the road. He has exhibited extensively abroad, and as a Southern Californian, he already spends a lot of time in a car. So it makes sense that The Seconds Pass, his photo exhibit at the Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, consists of scenes shot entirely through a car window. The images span 15 years of daily commutes from his home in Huntington Beach to L.A., cross-country tours of North and South America, and in taxis from Saint Petersburg to Barcelona.
You might recognize Templeton as one of the artists featured in the Beautiful Losers exhibit and documentary film alongside artist Shepard Fairey and filmmaker Harmony Korine. Most noteworthy are his photographs, which candidly capture friends, freaks, and foes in the gritty style of Nan Goldin and Larry Clark. In this series, he finds the raw, often-overlooked narratives in the moments between destinations. The Seconds Pass opens this Saturday with a reception at 6 p.m. and will be on view through August 14. The gallery opens at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and noon Sunday
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: June 18. Continues through Aug. 14, 2011