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Reed Gallery

The DAAP Reed Gallery is located on the fifth floor of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning on the University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Directions: From Martin Luther King Dr. turn right onto Clifton Ave. towards McMillan Ave. (DAAP will be on left). Street and garage parking are available (garage accepts cash or credit upon exit). Gallery is on the fifth floor.



Sochi Image

Olga, Sochi, Russia 2012


Photographs by Rob Hornstra

August 31-October 19, 2014

The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus chronicles the complexities of a country in flux. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have worked together since 2007 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of “slow journalism.” Hornstra and van Bruggen have engaged and researched this small yet incredibly complicated region before it found itself in the glare of international media attention. In the wake of the Winter Olympics, with social and political tensions running high in Russia, this exhibition sheds light on some of the forces at work within a diverse and complex country.  

As van Bruggen writes,
“Never before have the Olympic Games been held in a region that contrasts more strongly with the glamour of the Games than Sochi. Just twenty kilometers away is the conflict zone Abkhazia. To the east, the Caucasus Mountains stretch into obscure and impoverished breakaway republics such as North Ossetia and Chechnya. On the coast, old Soviet-era sanatoria stand shoulder to shoulder with the most expensive hotels and clubs of the Russian Riviera. By 2014 the area around Sochi will have been changed beyond recognition.” 

Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 5-7 pm.

For Info: please call 513-556-2839 or email


Hollis Hammonds

Hollis Hammonds: Worthless Matter

February 10-April 6


DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati are pleased to present the solo exhibition of artist Hollis Hammonds titled Worthless Matter on view in DAAP Galleries Dorothy W. & C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery.

Exploring consumerist culture through evidence of accumulation, hoarding and collecting; piles of buildings, chairs and trash permeate the works of Hollis Hammonds. Since her childhood, a seemingly endless stream of tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, have inspired her work, as drifts of rubble lay in their wake. Ranging from documentary studies of storms and storm damage to sculptural wall drawings of crashing waves, her works often illustrate imaginary piles of debris left after fictional, natural, and man-made disasters.

Worthless Matter spans several years of creative work dealing with memory, material consumption, waste, catastrophe and superficial loss.

Artist Reception: Thursday, February 13 from 5-7 pm

For Info: please call 513-556-2839 or email


10 am-5 pm
Closed on holidays.



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