The East Hampton Star
The New Profusion on Main Street
By Jennifer Landes
Graham Loper’s compositions of figures in antique dress are similarly unknowable. Rendered as if they existed in prior centuries, the faces, actually of real people, appear to be mostly cut out and applied, with the rest of the rendering painted around them. The faces are familiar and sometimes very modern looking, even when they are given the patina of age. The mysteries they imply lie in those facial features, and as a result feel more compelling.