VATICAN GOLD

Ed Templeton, Jerry Hsu, Jonnie Craig, Kevin Long
September 3 – September 18, 2010

GSB



GSB presents:
VATICAN GOLD
Date: 3 September – 18 September 2010

The photo exhibition VATICAN GOLD is a celebration of life, humour and skateboarding.

Ed Templeton (Orange County, USA) is hard to pin down. At once professional skateboarder, owner of skateboard company ToyMachine, photographer, illustrator and painter, Ed’s work merges these activities on a level and democratic field of subculture art. With origins in the skateboard and punk scenes, his work reflects the DIY aesthetic and endeavor of these cultures, which is furthered by having no formal training as an artist. Templeton has exhibited internationally at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museum Het Domein(Netherlands), and Kiasma Museum (Helsinki), S.M.A.K. Museum in Gent(Belgium) as well as participated in the influential Beautiful Losers exhibition and feature film.

Jerry Hsu is a San Jose-based professional skateboarder, riding for companies like Emerica, Enjoi and RVCA.  Since a young age, Hsu has obsessively photographed the world around him, which often seems to present various situations of humor, irony or sadness.  In recent years, Hsu began a sporadic career in editorial photography, shooting portraits for magazines like The Journal and Vice.  In the coming months, Hsu will release his first publication with Mörel Books.

Jonnie Craig is a London-based photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications and shown in galleries worldwide.  He released his first book, Untitled, with Mörel Books in 2009, and is currently working on a new project about skateboarding with the working title “I’ll Kick You in the Head With My Energy Legs”.  He is the picture editor of HUH. Magazine; a free, London-based arts and culture paper.  He has also been one of Vice UK’s staff photographers since he was 19.

Kevin Long has been a professional skateboarder and artist since a very young age.  After dropping out of school, Long rose to fame for his talents within the skateboarding world.  However, more recently he is becoming known for his artwork.  Long, spending most of his days on the road with his teammates, snaps photographs on his cell phone. These simple, humorous snaps have been part of group exhibitions in Japan and America.  He is currently working on a body of work to be exhibited and published.