Eating Atom Bombs
Political Turmoil Through Artist Eyes
We’re fortunate in NEO to have great art museums – Akron, Cleveland, Canton and Youngstown all bring incredible works nearly to our doorsteps. But have you explored any of the smaller, private galleries and museums in those cities?
Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs runs Jan. 20-April 15 at Transformer Station, 1460 West 29 St. in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The exhibit is in a 1924 building that was a substation for the Cleveland Railway Company.
The building houses contemporary art exhibits and hosts events for the Cleveland Museum of Art for part of the year and has its own exhibits and events other times
While the outside of the building is interesting, what’s inside is even better. Schutz’s exhibit is a new series of paintings mostly created in the past year that reflect the turbulent political atmosphere that followed the 2016 presidential election.
Schutz says the uncertainty may be what unites us. “Many of the paintings depict dystopic scenes of conflict and shame. Subjects conceal and reveal themselves, trying to hold themselves together as well as the picture.”
Schutz received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art prior to earning her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and collected by many institutions.
For hours and other information, visit transformerstation.org.