Fri 2/14 @ 7-9PM
Sat 2/15 @ 1PM
The 35 heavily manipulated photos in Arnold Rothman’s show Signal Noise, opening at the Transformer Station this week, use his ten years of landscape shots of the American West as their raw material. Sky, rocks and plant life are transformed into something barely recognizable through digital and analog photography and digital processing and printing. The original scene is only a starting point for the artist’s deep dive into how the natural and the artificial interact with each other, and how reality can be used as a jumping-off place for the imagination, as his images verge on abstraction and hover on the brink of letting go of reality.
The show opens with a free public reception Fri 2/14 @ 7-9pm and remains on view through Sun 5/17. He’ll do an artist talk hosted by Cleveland Museum of Art Curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum on Sat 2/15@ 1pm. That’s also free and open to the public.