Ed Templeton 'Synthentic Suburbia' @ Roberts & Tilton

“Synthetic Suburbia is a culmination of years of looking at the place where I live and the peculiarity of it. I have travelled all over the world and there is no place as strange as Huntington Beach.” Primarily known as a photographer documenting the people and culture surrounding the iconic pier in Huntington Beach, California, Ed Templeton’s Synthetic Suburbia is a survey of new paintings and drawings directly inspired from this emersion into his coastal suburban environment. Synthetic Suburbia extends Templeton’s diaristic observances into a compelling visual analysis of the concrete experiences, perceptions, and idiosyncrasies of this hyper-local existence.  Synthetic Suburbia will be on view until May 30, 2015 at Roberts and Tilton, 5801 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper