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Performance: The Movement Project

May 12, 2018


 

Join The Movement Project for an evening of live gallery dance performances at Transformer Station. Experience modern dance like never before, up-close, personal and something for everyone. The evening will feature new work by TMP resident choreographers Elyse Morckel, Irene Honora, Kristyn Lein, Grace Nicklos and Megan Gargano, including a guest performance by Cleveland’s very own intermedia performance artist Marcia Custer. Get your tickets today!

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Small Hall Concert Series Returns

April 26, 2018


Transformer Station Presents: Some Kind of Grain

 

Presented by Transformer Station, the Small Hall Concert series is back with Some Kind of Grain, featuring ambient, electronic and sampled music with DELOFI, Forest Management and RA Washington. The Small Hall Concerts are a series of intimate performances hosted in conjunction with Transformer Station’s exhibition “Jess T. Dugan and Richard Renaldi.”

 

Select Thursdays from 5 – 8 pm.

 

These concerts are ticketed – RSVP required.
$5 – space is limited

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Interview: Dana Schutz

January 28, 2018


The Dana Schutz Q&A: a major contemporary artist speaks at Transformer Station


By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dana Schutz, the renowned contemporary artist whose recent paintings and drawings are on view at the Transformer Station gallery in Ohio City, is a star with a strong local connection.

 

Before her swift rise to acclaim in New York in the early 2000s, she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the independent art college located in a city that helped shape her work and career.

 

In a conversation at the gallery before the opening of her show on Friday, Jan. 19, Schutz, 41, a native of Livonia, MI, spoke about her work and her ties to Cleveland.

 

She also shared her latest thoughts about the controversy she stirred last spring during the Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Black artists protested Schutz’s decision to exhibit her painting of the murdered and disfigured Jim Crow victim Emmett Till in an open coffin.

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In Concert: Mantra Percussion

January 28, 2018


 

CMA@Transformer Station
Fri, 02/23/2018 – 7:30pm to 8:45pm

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Review: Dana Schutz

January 21, 2018



By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – There’s nothing overtly political about the Cleveland Museum of Art’s show of big, juicy, new paintings and drawings by Dana Schutz that opened Friday night at the Transformer Station gallery in Ohio City.But it’s hard to avoid the sensation that Schutz, who sparked controversy last year at the Whitney Biennial in New York with her painting of Jim Crow murder victim Emmett Till in his coffin, is channeling the existential dread of the Trump era, just as she sought to explore American racism in her contribution to the Whitney show.If the time of Trump means living with threat of nuclear war, presidential tweetstorms and strife over immigrationracial divisionsgender conflict and cutting the social safety net, Schutz seems to be very much in the moment.

 

And that’s not only because her show is entitled “Eating Atom Bombs,” a clear reference to the potential for a nuclear holocaust.

 

It’s because the protagonists in her paintings are battered, scarred, riven by fears, doubts and a pervasive sense of precariousness that seems very apt right now.

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