CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Cleveland by Night (Human) Landscapes: Photographs by Dave Jordano 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 Nocturne which explores the nighttime […]


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 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 transcend the traditional roles and functions of the photographic image. […]


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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


Dates to be Announced

* The exhibition’s dates have been postponed due to the museum’s temporary closure. New dates will be posted as we know more. 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 […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


September 1, 2017 – December 23, 2017

Scott Olson Scott Olson’s abstract paintings conceal the deliberate decisions and elaborate processes used in their making. By employing a broad range of techniques and materials, Olson traces the history of painting back to the early Renaissance. At the same time, through subtle shifts and the gradual introduction of new methods and concepts, his small-scale do nothing less than re-examine some of the medium’s long-established boundaries. “Gesture is very important. It doesn’t have to be bombastic or incorporate your entire […]


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May 19, 2017 – August 13, 2017

The title of this exhibition refers to the 1954 science fiction film THEM! and celebrates the notion of 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. It embraces a time, both past and present, that recognizes artists who are equally passionate about sound and image. This […]


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January 14, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Transformer Station was pleased to present the first solo museum show of UK artist Esther Teichmann. This multi-media exhibition blends photography, painting, found objects, video and music into an immersive environment. Heavy the Sea takes us into an alternate orphic world, moving from beds to swamps and caves, from mother to lover, in search of a primordial return. Here, the photographic is loosened from its referent, slipping in and out of darkness, cloaked in dripping inks, bathed in subtle hues, […]


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This installation was on view through January 4, 2017

“A parking violation is the act of parking a motor vehicle in a restricted place or for parking in an unauthorized manner.” (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Prohaska’s work often uses found materials re-purposed with transgressive humor. This sculptural installation overturns our notions of sculpture and demonstrates the power of art to question our assumptions about the urban landscape and public space. This work was commissioned by Transformer Station and conceived and installed by the artist during a three-month residency […]


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August 13, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Throughout his career, conceptual artist Dan Graham has analyzed and dissected ideas of performance, vision, production, and structure, among other topics. Organized in collaboration with the artist, this exhibition revolved around Graham’s interest and involvement with rock ‘n’ roll, with which Cleveland has a long and notorious history. Featuring his well-known video Rock My Religion as well as a recent example of his large-scale pavilions, Dan Graham/Rocks will highlight the intersection of rock music and suburban domesticity within his groundbreaking […]


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