Press Release: UNFIXED opening 1/15

Photo: Paul Shambroom Poppy, 2014, pigmented inkjet print on paper Courtesy of the artist

UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image at Transformer Station Jan. 15 – April 3rd, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio— This winter Transformer Station presents UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image, an exhibition featuring 11 national and international artists who are exploring the ephemeral image in a wide variety of ways with and without cameras, in still images as well as video. Although photographic images existed long before, the birth of photography is marked by the date when we learned to “fix” a representative image on a light sensitive surface permanently. Since then, the truth of photographic representation has been often questioned and much discussed. Less debated, but just as questionable is the permanence of the photographic image. Of course, eventually, all surfaces decay and images fade, but the artists in this exhibition embrace the fleeting nature of the image that is created by light and is eventually destroyed by it.