UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


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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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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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


January 31, 2015 – February 1, 2015

Transformer Station presented the museum premiere of SHOCKWAVES, a hallucinatory trip into a man’s subconscious mind in the moments before his death. The darkly comic SHOCKWAVES is about a man whose traumatic memories of childhood send him on a hallucinogenic carnival ride of self-destruction and murder. Through a Möbius strip of alternate realities, shifting times and multiple dimensions, Shockwaves weaves a kaleidoscopic nightmare tapestry of abuse and revenge. Media artist Kasumi deploys an astonishing 25,000 public domain film samples, rotoscoped […]


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October 11, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Anicka Yi makes artworks that confront today’s world, challenging the traditions of sculpture through unconventional materials and instability. Her work interacts with the viewer across a range of senses—such as smell—and pushes upon prevailing notions of gender roles, soft power, transparency, and posthumanism. In 2013 Yi began a trilogy of exhibitions to explore, as she has written, “the forensics of loss and longing,” creating work inspired by the very human emotions we attach to romance and daily life: Denial, Divorce, […]


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October 11, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Rising to prominence in the early 1980s, Julia Wachtel focuses her artistic practice on the visual language of mass culture. The first institutional solo exhibition in 20 years, Julia Wachtel featured the works for which she became known as well as more recent paintings. Influenced by her Pictures Generation counterparts and the 1960s protagonists of Pop Art, Wachtel appropriates popular imagery to critique an increasingly media-saturated society. Her use of newspaper and magazine photography has given way to employing images […]


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June 27, 2014 – September 27, 2014

UNKNOWN: Pictures of Strangers explored how artists have used the camera to consider society through the anonymous portrait. Whether the subject posed for the photographer or the picture was “taken” without their knowledge, in these images the people are always unknown. Although it is taboo to stare in public, these pictures invite the viewer to pore over faces and search for meaning. Without knowing the subject, we are free to project our own assumptions on these strangers, and guess the […]


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March 28, 2014 – June 14, 2014

“Redheaded Peckerwood, which unerringly walks the fine line between fiction and nonfiction, is a disturbingly beautiful narrative about unfathomable violence and its place on the land” – Luc Sante “Complexity, evidence and mystery lies waiting for our journey to explore, to dive in.” – Jimmy Kuenhle, ArtHOPPER In Christian Patterson’s largest solo museum show to date, the artist takes as his subject the killing spree of 19-year-old Charles Starkweather. In January 1958, Starkweather murdered 11 people, including his 14-year-old girlfriend […]


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