Cleveland Museum of Art Unveils New Contemporary Exhibit

Cleveland Museum of Art Unveils New Contemporary Exhibit

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.

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Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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