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Upcoming at Dittmar:

Let Me Be A_Part of_Your Search History

By: Jonathan McFadden

Jonathan McFadden's installation interacts with, interprets, and processes fragments of personal narratives of the people we have loose associations with while finding ourselves as voyeurs in these personal moments. While these digital images appear in our feeds temporarily, they have a permanence and history that exists beyond the brief moment we view them on our devices. By utilizing this information for object creation, the ephemeral take on a static permanence alters how the information is consumed and allows the viewer to engage in new dialogues with the work.

This Dittmar Gallery installation is presenting work made from reactions to news and social media cycles leading up to the exhibition. The intention of this exhibition is to draw attention to the fractured and often sensationalized events and the culture of dramatization it has created. The exhibit consists of a print installation and 2-D works consisting of imagery and text pulled directly from social media pages.

Exibit Dates: September 12th-October 16th

Opening Reception: September 12th, 4-6PM


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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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