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Datebook: Suburban strangeness, a master of noir, skewering the powerful
Datebook: Suburban strangeness, a master of noir, skewering the powerful

Paintings that capture the strangeness of Huntington Beach, the latest from an icon of punk graphics and a longtime painter who still sets his sites on the rich and the powerful. Plus: a tour of downtown Los Angeles modernism and a performance that is all about art in museums. Here’s what we have in the Datebook: Ed Templeton, “Synthetic Suburbia,” at Roberts & Tilton. The photographer and painter presents a new series of paintings and drawings inspired by the people and surroundings of his home base of Huntington Beach. Stylized images show a solitary figure watering a garden from the comfort of a lawn chair while a girl in a bikini keeps her cellphone stuffed in...

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