Dittmar Gallery


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Currently at Dittmar:


By: Lisa Goesling

All artists are Storytellers, drawing people in through their imagery. Storylines consists of two bodies of work created on Scratchboard, hard boards covered in clay and India ink. A simple swipe of a knife and in an instant…a work of art is born.

Lisa Goesling’s series, Environmental Movement, inspired by Eco-Psychology, concentrates on nature’s designs. Mysteries lie deep within unearthed through the lens of a magnifying glass. Spontaneous Combustion converts nature’s minute details into geometric shapes, telling the story of movement, patterns and textures through line. 

Ms. Goesling neither sketches first or erases, enabling the viewer to experience the same level of energy that Lisa does when she creates. Every time you become intimate with her art, you realize that there is always more to the story. 


Visit our Exhibits page for information about current and upcoming exhibits.



Sunday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Please note: there may be limited or no access to the Gallery Space for viewing during special events.

Email the gallery at dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu for updated event information.


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Dittmar Memorial Gallery, established in 1972, is a student-operated gallery that enlightens and challenges the Northwestern University community with the works of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Chicago area and the Midwest. The staff at Dittmar is dedicated to developing and fostering the Northwestern community’s awareness of the changing attitudes and trends in the art world. We invite artists who work in the contemporary vein, as well as artists who offer an alternative perspective that hinges on the periphery of the art world. In essence, our goal is to provide well-deserved exposure to those outside or on the margins of the mainstream art world.

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