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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July 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019

I Sing the Body is a group photography show that is a response to the glorious variety of skin and body types that surround us. Works were chosen from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Collection as well as a number of loans from museums, galleries, and exhibiting artists. The exhibition include works by Christopher Bucklow, John Coplans, Amber N. Ford, Myra Greene, Peter Larson, Richard Learoyd, Lewis Morley, Zanele Muholi, Carla van de Puttelaar, Carlo Van de Roer, George Sánchez-Calderón, […]

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February 2, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Raúl de Nieves: Fina, the first solo museum exhibition by Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico), will feature new work in a site-specific installation developed for the Cleveland Museum of Art at the Transformer Station. Narrative facets of the installation will be informed by de Nieves’s experience of Mexican cultural traditions, considered through the lens of this moment in history. These will unfold in relation to the particular architecture of the Transformer Station. As a whole, the installation will […]

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October 27, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar uses the portrait to examine the nature of female identity in girlhood, adolescence, and middle age in the United States and the Middle East. Born and raised in Beirut of Palestinian descent, Matar has lived in the United States since 1984. In her art, she emphasizes “underlying similarities rather than apparent differences across cultures,” and looks for the “beauty in our shared humanity.” This exhibition of 42 large-scale color images made between 2009 and 2016 surveys […]

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July 14, 2018 – September 30, 2018

FRONT International is a region-wide triennial exhibition of work by artists from around the world that launched its first edition in 2018. In addition to housing the offices of FRONT Exhibition Company, the organizers of the exhibition, Transformer station was proud to be one of the 28 sites of the exhibition in Northeast Ohio. FRONT Film Program FRONT International’s film program, housed in a purpose-built theater inside the Crane Gallery at Transformer Station, focuses on cinematic works produced by artists […]

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April 27, 2018 – June 17, 2018

Richard Renaldi exhibited work from his 2016 book Manhattan Sunday Morning, the culmination of a seven-year project to create an homage to the Club life of New York City. With a large-format camera and black and white film, Renaldi’s landscapes and portraits capture “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape and then finally daybreak.” Jess T. Dugan exhibited new portraits from her on-going project Every Breath We Drew. Since 2011, photographer Jess Dugan has explored the power of […]

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