Ken Graves and Eva Lipman Photographs






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“In his mixed-media collages, culled from popular culture journals dating from the ‘30’s to the ‘50’s, Ken Graves throws a monkey wrench into the visual mythmaking machinery that perpetuates the American dream by manipulating the very images that create and sustain it.  The work is rife with sarcasm, but also with nostalgia – one senses a subtle but unmistakable longing for an idealized past even as it is cynically unraveled.  He engages in a seductive illusionism, yet he thwarts it at every turn by revealing the flatness of his surfaces as a formal reminder of the ease with which myths may be built, or in this case, dismantled.”

                                                                                                                -Jennifer Borum, Art Forum