Light of Day: Photographs from the collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell

February 2, 2013 – May 4, 2013

Light of Day is a an overview of the state of photo-based art today. Bidwell Projects collection focuses on acquisitions of new work by living artists; many works in this show will be seeing the “light of day” for the first time. Featured artists include internationally recognized photographers such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adam Fuss and Abelardo Morell as well as younger artists who are now gaining recognition for their work. Works included traditional photographic processes that are repurposed, large-scale digital images, and conceptual work that challenges images’ relationship to reality. Light of Day examines the accelerating changes in the technology, uses, and meanings of photography that are explored by leading contemporary artists.


Concurrent Exhibition: Bridging Cleveland: Photographs by Vaughn Wascovich





Richard Learoyd, Phie Nude Front. From the collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell. Image courtesy of Transformer Station.



Alphabet, from the series “Home and the World”, 2010. Image courtesy of Transformer Station.



Lydia Ann McCarthy, Ginny (Refraction Series), 2010. Image courtesy of Transformer Station.



Light of Day Installation view. Matt Siber, Billboard Vinyl #2, 2012, Site-specific installation. Image courtesy of Transformer Station.



Fred Bidwell discusses the Light of Day exhibition with CSU photo students.