Writings by Diane Thodos

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Menachem Ben Menachem: Monumental Woodcuts and Related Works


William Koehnline Gallery Oakton Community College 1600 East Golf Road. Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-635-2633. Sept. 10 – Oct. 31 2003 The wooodcuts of Israeli artist Asaph Ben Menahem exudes traumatic and existential meaning through terrifying and violent scenes which are often difficult to look at. Ben Menahem is a true monumentalist: his woodcuts mostly measure five…


Michael Ferris, Jr: The Artist’s Studio (Revisited)


Aron Packer Gallery 118 N Peoria Chicago IL 60607 October 10  November 15 At the historical center of the Chicago tradition in art lie the essential themes of fantastic personal narrative, the eccentric human figure, and expressive emotion. Michael Ferris reflects the continuation of that tradition at its core through two different worlds he “narrates”…