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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.



Printers Proof:
Selections from the Archive of Clay Street Press

Curated by: Mark Patsfall, Owner, Clay Street Press
Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries

November 2-December 12, 2014

The contributions of Clay Street Press to the arts community in Cincinnati may be difficult to measure but more difficult to ignore. The support to local artists, galleries and institutions are many and the impact will resonate for many years to come. Mark Patsfall the force behind Clay Street is an artist, printmaker, publisher, and  advocate for artists and the practice of printmaking. We are pleased to celebrate the ongoing works of Clay Street Press and Mark Patsfall.

Clay Street Press originally founded in 1981 has made its home in the historic "Over the Rhine" district since 1986. Working with local, national and international artists, acting as a publisher, co-publisher and contract printers of small edition hand-pulled lithography, etching, woodcut and silkscreen prints in the creation of print editions, portfolios, “multiples,” or objects in addition. In addition, Clay street has collaborated with local institutions in the creation of prints for special occasions including the Contemporary Arts Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Artist Reception: Thursday, November 6 from 5-7 pm.

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



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 at the Reed Gallery.
Open to the public as part of FOTOFOCUS’ month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art.

Additional Related Events:

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Troubled Waters: The Past and Future of the Black Sea

Guest Lecture, Charles King
5-6 pm | DAAP 3420
Charles King is Professor of International Affairs and Government at Georgetown University and the author or editor of seven books, including The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus (Oxford University Press, 2008), which was named "History Book of the Year" by the Moscow Times.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Discussion will be facilitated by Assistant Professors, Ivan Ivanov, Brendan Green, and Adjunct Associate Professor Jane Anderson
5pm | DAAP Reed Gallery
This informal discussion will focus on issues related to NATO, Russia, and the Ukrainian Dilemma.

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



Hollis Hammonds

Hollis Hammonds: Worthless Matter

February 10-April 6. 2014


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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