"Cleveland Scene" Arts Lead

Transformer Station Showcases Impermanence of Art and Life in "Unfixed: The Fugitive Image" 

By Josh Usmani, Cleveland Scene

Anonymous, Untitled, circa 1953-1960, Kodacolor print Courtesy Collection of Peter J. Cohen
Transformer Station 1460 West 29th St., 216-938-5429transformerstation.org

This weekend, Transformer Station presents its first exhibition of 2016, Unfixed: The Fugitive Image. Unfixed features artists who explore the fleeting nature of life and reality through representational, photographic imagery designed to fade and deteriorate over time — sometimes even across the course of the exhibition. The exhibit opens Friday with a members preview from 5 to 6 p.m. Artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier will present a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m., and a reception will follow. Some of the images will fade into oblivion just hours after Friday's opening reception.