‘Map of the Inner War’ @ Roberts & Tilton

It’s infrequent that a professional skateboarder is granted carte blanche to take over an art gallery. But in Ed Templeton‘s case, it’s common enough, and with good reason. His work manages to be visually daring and experimental but never egregiously so. Opening Saturday night at Culver City’s Roberts & Tilton, “Map of the Inner War” is characteristic of Templeton’s exhibitions, collecting over 200 sculptures, silkscreen, photography, paintings and other media into larger installations classed as “image clouds.” These image clouds indiscriminately group people, places and themes captured in Templeton’s work to generate an exciting presentation of everyday banality. Also opening tomorrow night in the gallery’s Project Room is Matt Leines’ “The Great Gates of Zenith.” Both shows run through mid-December.

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