May 24, 2019 – Sep 7, 2019
Ed Templeton, Man Waters Lawn, Huntington Beach, 2013, 22 x 15 in.
Photographers Deanna and Ed Templeton’s Contemporary Suburbium examines life in the Southern California suburb of Huntington Beach. Their work offers an insider’s view of living in a place that has long held traditional conservative values, capturing moments in those tract house neighborhoods that fluctuate between innocence and rebellion.
‘We found ourselves in a tract of homes that felt familiar and safe. We wandered among the quiet dark tract housing, devoid of people, finally lying down together on a rectangle of grass wedged between the sidewalk and the street. We stared up at the stars talking until the sun came up.’ —Deanna Templeton
‘We were born into this situation, and made the best of what we were dealt, thriving on the sidewalks and front yards and hidden from the influence of the city until the city poured over the castle walls out into the surrounding suburbium that grew like barnacles along the edges… —Ed Templeton
Supported by ZAP, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.