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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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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April 23, 2016 – July 24, 2016

The Los Angeles-based painter’s first solo museum exhibition opened at the Transformer Station, featuring paintings made from 2011–2016. Pestoni’s bold work is comprised of many layers, revealing how and why each brushstroke was made. Ranging from intimate to monumental scale, Pestoni’s paintings were be joined by works on paper and a suite of watercolors making their exhibition debut.

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January 15, 2016 – April 3, 2016

Although photographic images existed long before, the birth of photography is marked by the date when we learned to “fix” a representative image on to a light sensitive surface permanently. Since then, the truth of photographic representation has been often questioned and much discussed. Less debated, but just as questionable is the permanence of the photographic image. Of course, eventually, all surfaces decay and all images fade, but the artists in this exhibition embrace the fleeting nature of the image […]

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September 11, 2015 – December 6, 2015

The Akron Art Museum shared some of the highlights of its collection with Northeast Ohio for the first time, in the fall of 2015. Works included in Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum testify to the role that groundbreaking exhibitions for artists, among them Cleveland’s Julian Stanczak, and prescient purchases, including El Anatsui’s Dzesi II in 2006, have played in the Akron Art Museum’s commitment to assembling an outstanding collection with modest resources. Artworks in Choice speak to […]

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May 23, 2015 – August 23, 2015

TR Ericsson employs photo-based work, sculptural objects, and cinema to create installations that provide a ruthlessly honest, yet tender portrait of his mother, who committed suicide at age 57, and of the triangulated relationships between three generations within one Northeastern Ohio family. Ericsson is involved in an ongoing investigation and reinterpretation of a deteriorating archive of family artifacts, documents, writings, and photographs. Crackle & Drag makes a personal struggle public, coming to terms with the archive’s power to determine the […]

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