Narrative Painting In Los Angeles

at Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica (through August 31)
Reviewed by Nancy Kay Turner

The streets were dark with something more than night.
–Raymond Chandler

We tell stories in order to live.
–Joan Didion

The City of Stars, sometimes known as “LaLaLand,” our often, misunderstood Los Angeles, has always had a dark side. Too often it’s a place where dreams come to die. On the bright side, it is a place of endless sunlight and personal reinvention…