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Chicago

Thomas Masters Gallery

Exhibition Detail
LYRIC AND ELEGY
245 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610


May 18th, 2012 - June 14th, 2012
 
Couple , DIANE THODOSDIANE THODOS, Couple ,
monoprint eaching , 20" x 15"
© Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Masters Gallery
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Diane Thodos work reflects an ecstatic Abstract Expressionist sense of movement and color that at times combines with dark and expressionist intensity.

It is significant how the graphic power of the many woodblock and etching prints which will be on view inform the compositional dynamic of her painted works.
 
As a Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient in 2002 her art embodies influences from historical movements of both American Abstract Expressionism and German Expr
essionism. 

Diane was a student of Jackson Pollack’s Abstract Expressionist print making teacher  Stanley William Hayter, who taught her the use of automatist line and  gesture. This combined with her enduring interest in the powerful graphic techniques of German Expressionist print making (1906 – 1924) when she was experienced art in the collection of Marcia and Granvil Specks and at the Milwaukee Art Museum over a twenty year period.
 

Her work is represented on an international basis by the Kouros Gallery in New York city, the Traeger/Pinto Gallery in Mexico City and the Thomas Masters Gallery in Chicago.  Her work is in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the State of Illinois Museum in Chicago, the National Hellenic Museum, the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago,  the Block Museum in Evanston,  the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, the Koehnline Museum in Des Plaines and the Strake-Jesuit Museum in Houston, Texas among many others.  At the opening Diane's twin sister Melissa Thodos will havemembers of her company Thodos Dance Chicago  perform new site-specific work inspired by her sister's art.


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