Dianne D. Cornwell, Naomi Vine, Los Angeles, 1996.
Softcover, 104 pp., color and black and white illustrations, 12 x 9 x 0.25 inches.
Who says there's no dark side to Los Angeles? This major retrospective of the work of Southern California painter Llyn Foulkes proves otherwise, with mordant fantasies and satiric wit in edgy, beautifully executed paintings and assemblages. Only Foulkes would paint a child comforting her angst-ridden father, who wears a Superman costume under his shirt, or the Lone Ranger dying of laughter at the feet of Mickey Mouse in Western schoolmarm drag.