Uno Lady in Concert June 8

CDJ2017 Small Hall Concerts
June 8, 7 pm - 8 pm

Admission $5.00
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In association with the exhibition “THEM!”, Transformer Station will present a series of intimate concerts on select Thursday evenings. Seating is limited.

One-woman choir, Christa “Uno Lady” Ebert relies only on her voice for musical accompaniment. With a microphone, small mixer, and loop pedal perched upon a DIY lit podium, layers of vocals entrance, explore, and invoke emotions. Haunting, serene, and always captivatingly beautiful, Uno Lady creates spell like loops, spinning you into her musical web.
Her unique talent has been acknowledged with various awards, including the prestigious Creative Workforce Fellowship,  Best Voice, and Top Band to Watch. Check out the press page for more.

Coming soon:

Collapsed Arc, June 29

Jeremy Bible, August 10

THEM! Press Release

Photographers are Rockstars this summer at Transformer Station

Press Kit

Following a series of process­ oriented and conceptual exhibitions, Transformer Station is pleased to announce THEM!, a group showcase centered around music and photography. All of the artists featured in this exhibition are photographers as well as talented musicians. The artists often write, make videos, produce photography books and present music on vinyl and other sound sharing platforms. THEM! explores how creative relationships between practices may (or may not) exist for each artist.

Referring to the 1954 science fiction film THEM!, this exhibition celebrates the rebellious and experimental nature of the artist. It is also an admiring nod to the 1968 Japanese science fiction film Destroy All Monsters which lent its name to the 1973 Detroit anti­-rock band formed by artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw. THEM! embraces a time, both past and present, that recognizes artists who are equally passionate about sound and image.

Artists include
Melissa Auf der Maur, Tim Davis, Joseph Desler Costa, Jacob Koestler, Darin Mickey and Nick Zinner. Representing large commercial bands such as Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Melissa Auf der Maur and Nick Zinner separate their artistic practice, their photography and music functioning as separate entities.

Artists such as Joseph Desler Costa, Cleveland-­based Jacob Koestler and Tim Davis work more coherently and blur the lines, often integrating music directly into their work. Darin Mickey, on the other hand, highlights a unique sub­culture in his series Death Takes a Holiday, showing us a community of beautiful recluses brought together by obsession, compulsion and a pure, undying love of music. THEM! will feature photographs, music and videos, in addition to ephemera made by the artists.

Transformer Station has invited Heather Gmucs and Sarah Barker of WAX MAGE to exhibit a selection of hand­-poured, hand­-pressed vinyl records made in Cleveland at Gotta Groove Records. Visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with these one­-of­-a­kind objects and listen to the range of music produced by the exhibiting artists.

Transformer Station will also host a series of performances, CDJ2017 Small Hall Concerts, on select Thursdays during the exhibition. CDJ2017 features the electronic sounds of Uno Lady (Christa Ebert), Collapsed Arc (David Russell Stempowski) and Jeremy Bible. Performances are limited to 50 guests. Each artist will perform new or rarely heard work. Tickets are on sale now, visit for more information.

THEM! May 19 – August 13, 2017

Opening Reception: May 19
Members Preview: 5 – 7 pm
Public Opening: 7 – 9 pm
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CDJ2017 Small Hall Concerts
Select Thursdays: 7 ­-8 PM
$5 Admission

Uno Lady, June 8

Collapsed Arc, June 29

Jeremy Bible, August 10

Arts Leaders Decry Move to Defund NEA

Steve Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Leaders of five major Northeast Ohio art museums released a joint letter decrying the Trump Administration's plan to wipe out the national endowments for the arts and humanities.

The letter, released Friday and posted in its entirety at the bottom of this story, follows other statements by arts and humanities leaders locally and nationwide deploring the damage to the United States that would be caused by zeroing out the $300 million both endowments receive annually.

"The combined budgets of the NEA and NEH cost each American less than one dollar per year," the letter states.

The signers of the letter are:
Mark Masuoka, executive director and CEO of the Akron Art Museum; Andria Derstine, director of the Allen Memorial Art Museumat Oberlin College; William Griswold, director and president of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Jill Snyder, executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; and Fred Bidwell, co-founder and director of Cleveland's Transformer Station gallery. Read More...

Gallery Talk: April 1, 2:00 pm

Esther Teichmann Gallery Talk, April 1, 2 pm
Transformer Station 

Join us for an artist talk with artist Esther Teichmann.

Teichmann’s practice looks at the relationships between loss, desire and the Imaginary. Blurring autobiography and fiction, narratives emerge from photographic fragments, working across the still and moving image, sculpture and painting.

Esther Teichmann grew up in southern Germany surrounded by lakes, rivers and forests. Her earliest memories are of being in and on water, sleeping in tents in thunderstorms and floating in canoes. 

Teichmann received an MA and PhD in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art and lives and works in London. A monograph of visual works, Fulmine, and a book of essays, Falling – On Loss, Desire and the Photographic, will be published by Stanley/ Barker in 2017.

In Concert March 22, 2017

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, March 22, 2017

Comprised of vocalists Elizabeth Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano) and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble thrives on unique musical challenges and a genre-bending repertoire.

With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature, and serves as dedicated advocates of new music. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by composer LJ White, and will be releasing an album of New Focus Recordings in early 2017.

In 2016, Quince was featured on the KODY Festival Lublin, Poland, in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Productions. They have also appeared on the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn and the SONiC Festival in New York. During the 2016–17 season, they will collaborate with Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion on performances of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich, and will be presented on the Ear Taxi and Frequency Festivals in Chicago.

$25, CMA members $22
Purchase Tickets


Kaija Saariaho, From the Grammar of Dreams 
Giacinto Scelsi, SAUH II and SAUH IV
Warren Enström, Hushers
Joe Clark, Not Merely Bad or Broken 
David Lang, I Live in Pain
Cara Haxo, Three Erasures 
Among other works