Ed Templeton (born 1972 / Lives and works in Huntington Beach, CA) - A respected cult figure in the subculture of skateboarding, his paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from the subculture he is a part of and the suburban environment he lives in. Templeton is also a two-time world-champion professional skateboarder, and the founder/creator of Toy Machine skateboard company. His work has been shown at MOCA, Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, S.M.A.K. Museum, Belgium, Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Pier 24 Photography Museum, San Francisco, and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK. His work is included in the LACMA permanent collection. Over 15 books of his work have been published.
Ed has created a larger than life sculpture titled "Two Sides, Same Coin" - a two-sided female figure. The installation stands about 8 feet tall and 12 feet wide. The sculpture will be located in Van Doren village and recreated as a t-shirt graphic for direct printing within the customization workshop located in the Vans Retail Store.
Chris Johanson, a San Jose CA based artist engages with the meditative qualities of art-making and sincere direct communication through painting and sculpture. Johanson’s work plays between the techniques of figuration and abstraction, as he sees these two modes of working as interconnected expressions of strong beliefs in environmentalism, compassion, and peaceful co-existence.
He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally over the past decade. His work has been the subject of solo shows at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York (2014); the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Oregon (2014); LA MoCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California (2013); and the Modern Institute in Glasgow, United Kingdom (2013). Johanson has been featured in important group exhibitions including Glasgow International 2012 and the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
Chris was selected as the artists for this year’s Duct Tape creative and will be creating an exhibit booth that will house 8 custom-shaped Duct Tape boards. The structure will be made of repurposed wood built by Chris and his associate Ajax Oakwood. Attendees may enter and check out the custom shapes, rent them to surf, and purchase new Duct Tape product.
Location: Van Doren Village