Dittmar Gallery

piece from lain exhibit

Currently at Dittmar

reevaluating "a"

By: lewis lain


"10 years ago, i painted a burning letter “a” on one side of a salvaged window whose glass looked-into another world.  On the other side, the letter appeared in the sky above a deep valley where its unique light fired the rods and cones in the eyes of a typeface designer named 53947. The sublime vision “opened his mind to the possibility of everything” and granted him newfound omniscience. 10 years later, he attempts to capture the essence of this enlightenment in a new design, inspiring a journey that will encourage him to re-evaluate his perception of what is known." - lewis lain  

Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 6-8PM 

Exhibit Dates: October 18th to December 8th

Exhibits

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

Contact

Fall 2019 Hours

Regular Hours

Everyday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.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.

Location

First Floor Map

Description

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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