images: Exterior of the Transformer Station building
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Transformer Station

The Cleveland Museum of Art at Transformer Station presents significant new contemporary art projects, programming exhibitions and performing arts events at the venue on an annual basis. The Transformer Station, located in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood on the city’s west side, is a place for the museum to uncover new opportunities, take risks and explore new ideas and new media. 

In collaboration with the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation.

Current contemporary art programs featured at CMA at Transformer Station include: 

Jerry Birchfield’s practice revolves around the question of how images emulate or subvert the sources from which they came. Through complex photographic and sculptural processes, his works go through various stages of transformation, from surrogate to self-reference. The making of meaning is synonymous with the search for the beginning and the end

CMA at Transformer Station
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Scott Olson’s abstract paintings conceal the deliberate decisions and elaborate processes used in their making. By employing a broad range of techniques and materials, Olson traces the history of painting back to the early Renaissance. At the same time, through subtle shifts and the gradual introduction of new methods and concepts, his small-scale works re-examine many of the medium’s long-established boundaries.

CMA at Transformer Station
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a performance, installation and audio piece

CMA at Transformer Station
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