Vanity, vanity....

  "Enlightenment'' (oil on canvas, detail), by Anita Loomis, in her joint show "Untold Stories','' at Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, through Sept. 30.    The gallery says:    "Anita Loomis's narrative-driven paintings are playful and cartoonish, poking fun at some of our less attractive characteristics such as vanity, clumsiness, and frustration. The paintings encourage the viewer to notice how beautiful a line, color, or shape can be; how funny human behavior can be; or how interesting that something so plain and unassuming can touch souls or create laughter.''    

"Enlightenment'' (oil on canvas, detail), by Anita Loomis, in her joint show "Untold Stories','' at Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, through Sept. 30.

The gallery says:

"Anita Loomis's narrative-driven paintings are playful and cartoonish, poking fun at some of our less attractive characteristics such as vanity, clumsiness, and frustration. The paintings encourage the viewer to notice how beautiful a line, color, or shape can be; how funny human behavior can be; or how interesting that something so plain and unassuming can touch souls or create laughter.''