Archive for December, 2009

Ed Templeton / The Cemetary of Reason / S.M.A.K Museum / Ghent, Belgium / April 2010

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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The American painter, drawing artist and photographer Ed Templeton (°1972) tells the story of his life, a story that also makes comments on the society in which he lives. Templeton presents his images free from hierarchy, focusing on the world of punk and skateboarding, friends, family, himself and his wife… From intimately to far outside, he effortlessly couples autobiographical fragments with a universal imagery. The result is an exhibition which presents itself as ‘a story’, fed and corroborated by photographs, paintings and sketches that roam through the spaces, free from hierarchy.

Ari Marcopoulos: Within Arm’s Reach

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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Ari Marcopoulos’s photographs convey a remarkable feeling of intimacy. He draws the viewer into relationships with his subjects that could only have been achieved through a powerful experience of empathy and engagement. Self-taught as a photographer, Marcopoulos makes photographs that are often imbued with a subtle formalism, a classical austerity—informed by the artist’s broad knowledge of art history—combined with an intuitive approach and an ability to adapt to the moment.

Within Arm’s Reach is Marcopoulos’s first mid-career survey in the United States and his first one-person exhibition at a West Coast museum.

September 23, 2009 - February 7, 2010
BERKELEY ART MUSEUM
2626 Bancroft Way
Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley, CA
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.