(B. 1934, Yakima, WA.)
Llyn Foulkes has exposed the dark side of Los Angeles and the United States in his work since the 1960s. His mixed-media paintings expose the fallacies of such myths as the Wild West frontier, the Hollywood lifestyle, and the American dream, as well as problems with the assumptions of what is meant by the term ”Pop art.” Foulkes’s critical eye has never blinked from his early landscape paintings (which alluded to the problems with land development in Southern California), his comic book appropriations in the 1970s, and his later, more emphatic social commentaries.
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Photo © Courtesy Kent Gallery, New York
1953–54 University of Washington, Seattle, WA; 1954 Central Washington College of Education, Ellensburg, WA; 1957–59 Chouinard Art Institute, L.A.
First solo show:
1961 Ferus Gallery, L.A.
First group show:
1959 Ferus Gallery, L.A.
1995 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.; 1996 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.; 2005 Kent Gallery, New York.