In Ed Templeton’s most recent exhibition at Tim Van Laere Gallery, he shows for the very first time paintings on large pieces of paper. Moreover, he will exhibit with a newfound way of photographic grouping, decontextualizing the subject from its environment and isolating these in-between moments that are generated by his photographic work. The colors and the subjects in each image create connections, tell stories, and trigger memories as they are stacked together. The title of the show “Symptoms” refers to a recurrent thought of Templeton. “I feel like we live in a symptomatic society. All of our social ills are symptoms of behaviors and we always seem to worry about the symptoms but never try to change the direct cause. It also reminds me of drug commercials here in the US, and how silly they are. It is a word that brings these sorts of ideas to mind for me.” explains the artist.
Through April 5, 2013
Tim Van Laere Gallery
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Open Tuesday until Saturday 2 - 6 pm.