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.

Marcos Novac

Marcos Novac:
Oh Ambient Demons : Ringlets of Kronos 
Archimusic XR | Sculpting in Spacetime | Found Forces
February 5th – April 3rd, 2018 

Using everything from humble found forces to evolving notions of
quantum mechanical time, this installation explores the many flavors of designated spacetime, from fixity to becoming, from Ananke to the multiverse. 

Cincinnatus, the curly haired, shares his ringlets with Kronos (not to be confused with Khronos). Cycles of time entangle like Borromean Rings. Near and far, then and now, East and West, past and future, once seemingly independent of each other, can nevertheless never be extricated from one another. 

Shaping time evolves into sculpting in spacetime, inviting Tarkovsky’s cinema of rhythms into the trans-cinematic fusion of AR (augmented 
reality), MR (mixed reality), VR (virtual reality), and emerging SVR 
(social virtual reality) into the enigmatic XR (x-reality), come what may.

Opening Reception: March 1st, 5-7pm

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2018 SoA All-Star Showcase
January 14th–January 21st, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the third annual SOA ALL-STAR SHOWCASE juried undergraduate student exhibition featuring works in a variety of disciplines practiced within the DAAP School of Art. This exhibition demonstrates a diverse field of research and practice from students at the undergraduate level as they prepare to mount their Capstone exhibition in late spring. We congratulate these students and all of their peers for the hard work and dedication they have put into the study of fine art studio practice. 

Aids Quilt, The Names Project

Dread & Desire:
 Urban Futures at the Scale of the Human Body

October 22nd- November 26th, 2018    

Curration by Matt Wizinsky

A city can be understood as a dense site of social connections, material strata, political conflicts, and historical inscriptions. It can also be understood as a ceaseless process of becoming. Becoming what? 

Dread & Desire showcases critical proposals for urban futures from Industrial, Communication, and Fashion Design students. These proposals interpret the complex networks and systems that constitute urban life at the scale of the human body. Artifacts, garments, communication systems, and interfaces are produced as material manifestations of desires, fears, and anxieties about the near future. How are dread and desire entangled in a constant state of production, conflict, and irresolution? How might imagining new ways of being propose new ways of becoming for a city and its inhabitants?

This exhibition showcases student projects along with research and design methods behind their creation.

Show part of the IASDR Conference

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Black with a Drop of Red

Black with a Drop of Red

August 28th - October 8th

Artist/Group: Various

The DAAP Galleries located in the College of DAAP, University of

Cincinnati are pleased to Present “ Black with a Drop of Red” an exhibition features posters of US movies, Cuban cultural events, and documentaries by Cuban graphic designers that highlight Cuba’s fascination with cinema and its political struggles. Curated by Claudio Sotolongo, a designer and a professor based in Havana, these works use silk-screen printing techniques and demonstrate the continued interest that posters hold in contemporary Cuban culture. Unlike the decorative usages of poster design in the United States, Cuban posters often embrace a more eclectic aesthetic that emphasizes the power of distilled imagery to convey the essence of an entire film or an event. This exhibition was presented in the fall of 2016 in the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Reception date (Thursday 5-7 unless otherwise indicated):

Closing Reception October 5th

Sponsors: Organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and curated by Claudio Sotolongo”

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All Star

Directors’ Choice 2017

May 13th-August 6th

DAAPworks highlights the creative output of each year's graduating class, at the top-ranked University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The works in this exhibition have been awarded the Directors’ Choice Award by a jury composed of DAAP’s Directors that select projects based on the criteria of excellence. The following works exceed the boundaries of expectation by showcasing creative and academic merit to the highest degree within the respective fields.

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All Star

"THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL: Feminist Art from the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Collection"

February 12th–April 2nd

This two-site exhibition takes place at Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington and the DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati. The selected works are from the Vance Waddell collection and will feature iconic artists including but not limited to: Louise Bourgeois, Tania Bruguera, Deb Kass, Barbara Kruger, Kara Walker, Catherine Opie, Lorna Simpson, Carolee Schneeman, Kiki Smith, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Using a framework of the rallying slogan of the various student movements during the Civil Rights era of the late 1960s — throughout both exhibitions in the effort to reveal ways in which femme-identifying artists have and are working to resist oppression, subvert public scrutiny, and suggest alternative visual paradigms within the personal and political spheres. The Personal Is Political aims to demonstrate the ways in which feminist artists make connections between the intimate details of our daily lives and our ever-expanding understanding of the body politic. 

Reception: Thursday, February 16th, 5–7pm

Curated by: Maria Seda-Reeder and Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries

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enough already

"SOA All-Star Showcase"

January 19th–29th

The students selected to participate in the 2017 SOA All Stars Exhibition were chosen on the merit of their proposals. An exercise in applying professional and studio practices to the real world, students are able to think critically about their work, write, and create an exhibition proposal. The body of work in this show reflects a diverse range of disciplines within the Undergraduate Fine Arts graduating class.


Artists: Elise Barrington, Emma Paquin, Wally German, Gillean Dublow, Adam Grace, Guellermo Morales, Joseph Greulich, Kena Dillon, Megan Stevens, Mike Taylor, Morgan Eyring, Sarah Long, Sophia Grollmus, Virgina Elliot, Corinne Maurits, Allison Ventura, Sarah Christie, Sariya Babanova, and Hollis Carlton Ford.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19th from 5pm–7pm

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Straight to Video

"Straight to Video"
October 2nd—November 23rd, 2016

The use of video documentation has often been a strategy relied upon by performance artists to present their work in a secondary setting beyond that of the original context. Many contemporary socially engaged artists are also adopting the use of video, not just as a tool for documentation, but also as a catalyst to bring members of the public into participation with each other and the lens itself. This exhibition focuses on several socially engaged art initiatives that are performed with members of the public with the explicit intention of existing as video in their final iteration. Thus, the artists use video as a strategy to create social-engaged artworks that place equal value on the public-process and the filmed result.

This exhibition will be curated by, interdisciplinary artist and associate professor, Jon Rubin who will appear as the Keynote speaker at the MACAA Conference October 26th-28th.

Lecture and Reception-Thursday, October 27
Jon Rubin, Lecture 4:00pm followed by reception 5:00pm-7pm
Both free and open to the public

Curated by Jon Rubin

Works by Johanna Billing, Adelita Husni-Bey, Luciana Kaplun, Cinthia Marcelle, Lee Walton, Harrell Fletcher, Lenka Clayton, Zach Ostrowski, Agnes Bolt and Nina Sarnelle.

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Outside In

"Outside In"
September 1st—25th, 2016

We invite you to join us for this exhibition that showcases the faculty work from the School of Architecture, DAAP. This renowned architectural program strives to challenge traditional notions of space and expand beyond conventional understandings of architecture. The body of work in this exhibition allows us to critically think and engage with space–highlighting social, technical, and the aesthetics of the built environment by implementing environmental design practices that integrate research with technical expertise. The diverse range in research and design practices within the SAID faculty allows for a multidisciplinary perspective within the field of architecture that both embody the changing times and subverts the norms of mainstream architectural culture.

Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5-7pm, 2016

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Dred Scott

"It's the Political Economy, Stupid"
February 15th—April 10th, 2016

Chicago-born artist Dread Scott stands on Wall Street burning dollar after dollar before police show up in Money To Burn, just one of over a dozen contemporary videos and artworks that make up It's The Political Economy, Stupid. A traveling exhibition co-organized by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid features video works by artists from around the globe who critically address the "new norm" of the prolonged economic and political crisis that began in 2008. The title of the exhibition stems from James Carville’s catch phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” which became closely identified with Bill Clinton in his 1992 presidential campaign. Over three decades, neoliberal capitalism has driven most of the world’s governments to partly or wholly abandon their roles as arbitrators between the security of the majority and the profiteering of the corporate sector. It’s the Political Economy, Stupid proves that both art and artists can productively engage the seemingly insurmountable problems that stem from capital, crisis, and resistance.

Artists: Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler; Filippo Berta; Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson; Sylvain George; Paolo Cirio; Noel Douglas; Field Work; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, and Alexandra Lerman; flo6x8; Melanie Gilligan; Jan Peter Hammer; Alicia Herrero; Institute for Wishful Thinking; Sherry Millner and Ernie Larsen; Isa Rosenberger; and Dread Scott.

 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18th, from 5-7pm 

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SOA Showcase

SOA All-Star Showcase

January 21st—January 31st, 2016

We are pleased to invite you to the first annual SOA ALL-STAR SHOWCASE juried undergraduate student exhibition featuring works in a variety of disciplines practiced within the DAAP School of Art. This exhibition demonstrates a diverse field of research and practice from students at the undergraduate level as they prepair to mount thier Capstone exhibition in late spring. We congradulate these students and all of their peers for the hard work and dedication they have put into the study of fine art studio practice.

Artists: Andy Knolle, Ben Gross, Chloe Hess, Elise Mort, Frances Newberry, Hallie Shaw, Jenna Deichmann, Kylie Meyer, Mary Baxter, Melinda Isaacs, Michael Broderick, Ryan Strochinsky, Steven Steinway, Taylor Carter, and Zuri Ali.

Exhibition Jury: Jordan Tate, Matt Lynch, Charles Woodman, Amanda Curreri, Matt Coors, Aaron Cowan, and Denise Burge

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, from 5-7pm

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Variable Proportions

School of Art Faculty Exhibition

August 31—October 4
Variable Proportions is a law simply put as input disproportionate to output. This exhibit pulls from the wealth of backgrounds, knowledge, and globally recognized expertise of the School of Art faculty at the University of Cincinnati to explore this concept. Rooted in production and referential to the Law of Diminishing Returns, this host of artists seeks to answer questions about production associated with art and the relationship of input and output all within the language of their media.
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 1 from 5pm-7pm

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"ECO-DIVERSITY: Computation and Identity"
October 22—December 6

As part of the DAAP-hosted conference, ACADIA 2015, “Eco-Diversity” expands on the theme, “Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene.” These curated installations address the role of the individual within the vast ecology of computation, through the lens of how one’s geography, identity and philosophy influence the positioning of one's work in reaction to, or in accordance with, the emergence of the Anthropocene. The event features the work of emerging designers whose divergent voices advance the discourse on computational design in architecture: Jennifer Bonner, Volkan Alkanoglu, Matthew Gillis, Zaneta Hong + Micahel Beaman, Shai Yeshayahu, Joshua Stein , Wendy Fok, Justin Diles, Catherine Richards, Martin Summers, Rachel Vroman with Jan Kokol + Carnaven Chiu, and SHO + ULR.

Public Reception: Thursday, October 22 from 5pm-7pm
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