Half-completed freeway viaducts that stand like Roman ruins; terraced tract homes aglow in Arcadian twilight; a commuter's view of distant rain clouds hovering over palm trees. These are some of the modern Southern California images of painter Darlene Campbell, whose work was recently flagged by urban-living blog FourStory as part of its look at art dealing with homes and architecture. Staring at them you think, This is how the future will see us. I, too, am in Arcadia — and Monrovia.

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