Art Exhibits

Two Art Openings

When: Fri., Sept. 8 2017

The latest photography exhibition at the Cleveland Print Room pairs Cleveland photographer Laura Ruth Bidwell with New York City-based photographer Lissa Rivera. Perhaps better known as co-founder of Transformer Station, Bidwell is both an active photographer and avid art collector. At the Cleveland Print Room, Bidwell showcases her Gratiot series, a collection of photographs chronicling the fictional lives of Charles and Victoire Chouteau Gratiot, described by Bidwell as "immortals who have navigated and thrived across three centuries." Rivera's Beautiful Boy series is an ongoing project documenting her domestic partner's transformative exploration of feminine identity. Using her photography as a testing ground for her partner, Rivera transforms the fantasy of dressing up and the experience of being photographed into a fusing of identity-creation and image-creation. In celebration of this joint exhibition, Cleveland Print Room hosts an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Tomorrow, Bidwell, Rivera and BJ Lillis will participate in a free, public gallery talk at 4 p.m. Bidwell and Rivera's work remains on view through Nov. 4. Admission is free. (Usmani)


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