CURRENT 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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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS


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

Save The Date: Friday, October 8, 2021 for the FREE, Public Opening of Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools on view Friday October 8, 2021–Sunday, January 2, 2022. How can the everyday processes of art making be transformative for artists and their communities?  To explore this question, the first exhibition of FRONT 2022, Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools, will embrace a uniquely transparent and iterative curatorial approach: existing artworks will be exhibited alongside projects still in development for next summer, and the […]


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PAST EXHIBITIONS


December 14, 2013 – March 8, 2014

Hank Willis Thomas uses photography, video, the web, and installations to examine how history and culture are framed, who is doing the framing, and how these factors affect our views of society. One of the most thoughtful, provocative young American artists of our time, Thomas (born 1976) has already had an impressive decade-long career that includes a 2008 monograph; a fellowship from the Tribeca Film Institute; and exhibitions and acquisitions at prestigious American, European, and African museums and galleries. This […]


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September 8, 2013 – November 30, 2013

The Cleveland Museum of Art was pleased to present The Unicorn, its debut exhibition at Transformer Station. The Unicorn refers to the book of the same title by Martin Walser, an author whose work often questions how humans continually reshape the past. The works in this group exhibition of five internationally-renowned contemporary artists share the processes and practices involved in the construction and reconstruction of the past. The Unicorn’s featured artists are Neïl Beloufa, Martin Soto Climent, Shana Lutker, Haris […]


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May 24, 2013 – August 24, 2013

“…Todd’s work stands apart from the pack by a wide gap. This gap is made up by the sledgehammer authenticity of Todd’s vision, by a violent undercurrent of emotion that hits the viewer like a baseball bat clearing a drunken human path.” – Doug Rickard in American Suburb X The Transformer Station was pleased to present the first museum showing of Excerpts from Silver Meadows, the latest work by Todd Hido, one of the world’s most recognized and influential photographic […]


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February 2, 2013 – May 4, 2013

Light of Day is a an overview of the state of photo-based art today. Bidwell Projects collection focuses on acquisitions of new work by living artists; many works in this show will be seeing the “light of day” for the first time. Featured artists include internationally recognized photographers such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adam Fuss and Abelardo Morell as well as younger artists who are now gaining recognition for their work. Works included traditional photographic processes that are repurposed, large-scale digital […]


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February 2, 2013 – May 4, 2013

Dramatic, large-scale panoramic images of landmark Cleveland bridges by Vaughn Wascovich, were commissioned by Bidwell Projects for the inaugural exhibition of the Transformer Station. These works recall both the grandeur of 19th century American landscapes and the action painting of abstract expressionism. Wascovich used handmade pin-hole panoramic cameras to capture the images and then manipulated the large-format paper negatives using a variety of media and techniques as they developed in the darkroom. Bridging Cleveland intends to evoke the historic majesty […]


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