CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


January 21, 2022–April 3, 2022

Transformer Station is thrilled to present the first-ever exhibition of “In Concert: Photography and the Violin,” which presents the instrument in dramatically different contexts across the history of photography. The 250 works are from the collection of Evan Mirapaul, an Ohio native and former concert violinist. The exhibition is organized by Dan Leers, Curator of Photography at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.  “This is an important, unique and lively exhibition,” Mr. Leers said. “Viewers who are interested in fine-art […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


Saturday, June 26–Sunday, September 12, 2021

CMA at Transformer Station This exhibition centers on three contemporary artists’ engagement with time and historical revisionism. Johnny Coleman (Oberlin, Ohio) revitalizes the marginalized history of one family’s journey on the Underground Railroad. His deep archival research on Lee Howard Dobbins, a four-year-old enslaved child whose journey north ended in illness and who was laid to rest in Oberlin in 1853, is the source of an ongoing series of large-scale installations. This exhibition will feature a new iteration of the […]


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Friday, October 8, 2021–Sunday, January 2, 2022

Featured Participants: Art Therapy Studio, Asad Raza, Dansbana!, Dexter Davis, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, La Wilson, Langston Hughes, Leigh Ledare, Loraine Lynn, Paul O’Keefe, Renée Green, Sarah Oppenheimer, SO-IL, Tony Cokes, and others You may carve a dream / With a humble tool. —Langston Hughes, “Ballad of Booker T.” How can the everyday processes of artmaking be transformative for artists and their communities? How can art catalyze healing? To explore these questions, the first exhibition of FRONT 2022, Grand […]


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Saturday, February 27, 2021 – Sunday, May 30, 2021

Laura Owens (b. 1970) is known for her ranging and experimental approach to the medium of painting. Her work embraces a breadth of sources from the avant-garde to the popular to the decorative. Owens grew up close to Cleveland in Norwalk, Ohio, and as a teenager spent many hours studying the Cleveland Museum of Art’s encyclopedic collections. Having lived in Los Angeles for the last three decades, she now returns to Cleveland to develop an exhibition in collaboration with high […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

EXTENDED DATES, now on view through Sunday, January 31, 2021. ONE: Unique Photo-Based Images This exhibition of unique photo-based objects is based primarily on works from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell collection. Although the medium of photography is characterized by its ability to reproduce multiples of the same image, the artists in ONE have all manipulated or subverted the medium to create unique hand-made objects. Many of the works in ONE resemble painting or craft and explore ideas that […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 31, 2021

EXTENDED DATES, now on view through Sunday, January 31, 2021. Dave Jordano: (Human) Landscapes Photographer Dave Jordano was invited to come to Cleveland in the Summer of 2019 to explore the city. Born in Detroit and now living in Chicago, Jordano has had a long interest in the places and people of the urban industrial cities of the midwest. The work that Jordano created in Cleveland is a continuation of a theme he explored in his 2018 book, A Detroit […]


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