June Events at Transformer Station

ChamberFest Cleveland performs in the galleries on June 21.
Spaces Corners brings their fine art photobook shop to the galleries on June 22

Plain Dealer Reviews "Silver Meadows"


By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer
May 26, 2013

Excerpts from Silver Meadows

Smashed cars, sexually ravenous women and lonely houses: Todd Hido photos at Transformer Station paint a pulp view of growing up in Kent


"Silver Meadows" book is now on sale

Published on the occasion of the show of the same name premiering at the Transformer Station today, Excerpts from Silver Meadows is Todd Hido’s most ambitious book to date. This over-sized edition features over 120 color plates and several double gate-fold spreads reflecting the dazzling variety of images in the exhibition. Copies are available for $75.00 and a limited number of signed copies are available for $85.00 at the Transformer Station or online here.


"Silver Meadows" Opening Activities Announced

Todd Composite
The public opening of “Excerpts from Silver Meadows” will be at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 24. Admission is free. The artist will be present and available to sign copies of his new monograph which has been published on the occasion of this show as well as an exclusive poster set available exclusively from the Transformer Station.

The Transformer Station will resume its regular visiting hours on Saturday, May 25 for the duration of the “Excerpts from Silver Meadows” show which will run through August 23. Todd Hido will be in the gallery on Saturday and will give a public gallery talk at 3:00 pm about the exhibition, book and his creative process. Hido will also be available to sign copies of his book and poster set on Saturday. Galleries will be open from noon to 5:00 pm and admission is free.

Exclusive Poster Set Announced

Poster 7 (4)
The Transformer Station is pleased to present a unique and exclusive edition of eight posters produced by Todd Hido on the occasion of the opening of his show “Excerpts from Silver Meadows” and in support of the Transformer Station. Designed and produced for this show and available only from the Transformer Station, this set includes eight posters modeled on classic movie lobby cards and featuring iconic images from the show. The poster set will be available for sale for $25 on-line and at the Transformer Station on May 24 at the public opening for “Excerpts from Silver Meadows” Click here to see the whole set.

Todd Hido on "Excerpts from Silver Meadows"

Photographer Todd Hido talks about his latest body of work, premiering in its entirety for the first time at the Transformer Station and in a new monograph published on the occasion of this show by Nazraeli Press. Inspired by the artist's upbringing in suburban Ohio, film, fiction and current events,
"Excerpts From Silver Meadows" weaves dark landscapes, highly charged portraits and appropriated images into a complex narrative. Hido discusses his use of many different cameras and film formats, the importance of understanding his images through their sequencing in his books and how his work lives somewhere between film and literature.

Produced by the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation
Filmed and edited by Laura Ruth Bidwell