Reed Gallery Past Exhibits

Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery hosts exhibitions that focus on the fields of study associated with the College of DAAP, with emphasis on current work in those disciplines brought in from outside the college to enrich the exposure of students to work produced elsewhere.

"NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition 2023"

Dates: January 26th - March 18th, 2023

Reception: Thursday, March 16th, 5-9pm

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The DAAP Galleries are proud to present the 2023 National Juried Student Exhibition in conjunction with The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The 2023 NCECA NJSE will run concurrently with Current, the 57th annual conference for NCECA in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15–18, 2023. This exhibition was juried from a call for work from students who have been pursuing a degree or post-baccalaureate within the last 12 months. The exhibition is juried by ceramic artists Wesley Brown and Natalia Arbelaez.

NCECA is a dynamic, non-profit organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching, and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that hopes to engage the wider community. Comprised of approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands more each year.

Featured Artists: Eugene Ofori Agyei, Javaria Ahmad, Sara Alfieri, Lidia Alvidrez, Kaitlyn Anderson, Randi Bachman, Wesley Barnes, Mariana Bolanos, Olivia Canadine, CJ Carter, Kyle Cottier, Julianna Dougherty, Jerrie Fabrigas, Jonathan Hamos, Rachel Heibel, Morgan Hodge, Emily Iseman, Ivy Jewell, Eliza Keeney, Davyn Ladera, Thomas Lomeli, Harry Malesovas, Molly Otremba, Sun Park, Ben Pearey, Jared Peterson, Logan Reynolds, Patrick Ryan, Nina Samuels, Samantha Shamard, Shushank Shrestha, Christopher St. John, Katie Stone, Henry Thomas, Alex Thomure, Brant Weiland, Courtney Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Sarah-Anne Winchester

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"New Tides"

Dates: September 1st - November 17th, 2022

Reception: Thursday, October 6th, 5-7pm

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This exhibition highlights works concerned with the ebb and flow of social, political, and artistic trends and how these tropes and themes can return with differing focus and intensity. The particular focus of this exhibition is on the incoming swell of ideas, explorations, and concerns of emerging photographers from within the Midwest and how they see, process, and contextualize the recurrence and reemergence of social, political, and artistic trends in their own practices that establishes a new World Record. This exhibition will serve as an artistic interpretation of world events / records from the perspective of emerging artists from across the Midwest.

New Tides will be the product of an open call through the Midwest Society of Photographic Education's (MWSPE) annual conference which is held in conjunction with FotoFocus. The exhibition will be curated by Lorena Molina, Jordan Tate, Emily Hanako Momohara, Emily Wiethorn, and John-David Richardson in consultation of Aaron Cowan. Each participating artist will receive at least a $100 honorarium to offset production and/or shipment costs. The MWSPE region includes Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

New Tides is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2022.


"Directors' Choice Exhibition 2022"

Dates: May 17th - August 7th, 2022

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The Directors’ Choice specifically highlights the outstanding capstone projects, first presented as a part of DAAPworks that demonstrate exceptional knowledge, creativity, and skill that has been applied to a focused idea and then most effectively communicated by visual means.

Each year the Directors from all four schools within DAAP, along with the Director of DAAP Galleries, review the project submissions from all of the school programs. The Directors take into consideration the recommendations they are provided by the faculty that work with these students daily. After much deliberation a consensus is reached to make the selections of Directors’ Choice award winners.

To see all of the DAAPworks projects, including the Directors' Choice winners use the following link:

"DAAP Faculty and Staff Show"

Dates: February 16th - April 10th 2022

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The DAAP Galleries are proud to present a collaborative exhibition featuring the schools of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning’s Staff and Faculty works.  Our artists, representing all schools and disciplines, include Tenured and Adjunct Professors, Program Directors, Heads of the Print Lab, Build Lab and many more.  The wide array of mediums and topics show the artists’ individual artistry in ways that may not be apparent in their professional capacity.  As educators, they teach us how to create while keeping their own passions in the background, but now, as artists, we are able to see the foundations of their own creativity and what enables them to advise students so effectively. This different perspective shows our artists as they would present themselves and may help connect them on a personal level to the community of creators that these schools build.   From neon art to digital media, to textiles and bronze statues, our team of Faculty and Staff show their students, coworkers, and the public their true artistry, and while you may be surprised at what types of work they have accomplished, their expressiveness and innovation is to be expected, as the educators that they are.Replace with your text

"MSA SELECT: Interdisciplinary Sculpture"

Dates: August 20th - October 21st, 2021

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The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is an affiliate organization of the International Sculpture Center (ISC). The MSA is a non-profit that seeks to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, to promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors, and to create opportunities for its members through exhibition, education, and networking events centered on traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture. It seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates, affects social change, and engages artists, art professionals, and the community in dialogue.

 Juror Jean Shin is recognized for her monumental installations, where she transforms large accumulations of everyday objects into expressions of identity and community engagement. Shin’s innovative work has been widely exhibited in over 150 major museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, and The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco among others. Her works have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, ArtNews, Hyperallergic, and Brooklyn Rail.  Born in Seoul, South Korea, Shin is a tenured Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute and recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award.

"NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition 2021"

Dates: Spring 2021

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The DAAP Galleries are proud to present the National Juried Student Exhibition 2021 in conjunction with The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  NCECA is a dynamic, 501(c)3 organization that engages and sustains a community for ceramic art, teaching and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programing that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors and enthusiasts of ceramic art. Currently comprised of approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands of additional individuals each year through its programs, publications, events, exhibitions and resources.

NCECA was founded as a non-profit organization in 1966 after several years of affiliation with the Ceramics Education Council of the American Ceramic Society. NCECA’s founding charter was developed by forward-thinking ceramic artists who saw the benefits of a professional organization in its ability to create identity, definition and support for the ceramics teacher and artist, and to promote advancement of the ceramic arts.


"STILL THEY PERSIST: Hindsight is 2020"

Dates: September 30th – November 20th, 2022


Still They Persist: Hindsight is 2020 is a critical lens through which we may look at the progress (or lack thereof) that the United States of America has seen over the course of the past four years. 

This ever-evolving living archive features more than 300 unique objects of resistance, which were worn, carried, and made for activation in the streets: still our most democratic and accessible of all public forums.

Featuring objects used in protests marches throughout the country since 2017, and traveling to various locations and sites, this exhibition of ephemeral materials aims to allow folks who have assembled, protested, and fought for a return of "light" and fairness to be reminded that their actions have an impact and that their words have a ripple affect on the world at large. 

As a passion project created by four otherwise busy arts professionals this is how the FemFour and our allies continue our work: by leveraging the skills we have to keep the hope that artists create in the world circulating within the public consciousness. 

Galleries such as The Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, which are open free to the public and contextualized within an educational institution, are an ideal setting for this collection as it reaches an audience already primed for critical thought and edification. 

The future of this country and what this precarious moment in history holds for us remains to be seen. But what this collection clearly demonstrates is that the power of the collective galvanizing against tyranny continues to hold the potential for radical political change.

Contributors Include:
Linda Wright Ali, Rebecca Allan, Ian Kruer Andersen, Inna Babaeva, Rebecca Baldwin, Hannah Barnes, Terry Berlier, Defne Beyce, Janet Biggs, BOLDFACE, Colin C. Boyd, Dorothy Burge, Jesse Byerly, DOVECOTE COLLECTIVE, Amanda Brinkman (Google Ghost), Olivia Caldwell, Nancy Chunn, Ora Clay, Marion Coleman, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Carolyn Crump, Calcagno Cullen, Teresa Curtis, Breanne Daly, Craig Davis, Skylar Davis, Judy Dominic, Amy Doran, Jacob Drabik, Sara Drabik, Sam Drake, Lizzy Duquette, “Dykes on Bikes”, Jen Edwards, Donelle Estey, Shepard Fairey, Tracy Featherstone, Carla Fernández, Emma Fitzgerald, L’Merchie Frazier, Maureen France, Mary Frank, Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Stephanie Lane Gage, Linnea Gartin, Gigi Gatewood, Tamara Gayer, Lisa Gregg, Anna Grey, Christine Dianne Guiyangco, Micol Hebron, Teri Heist, Sylvia Hernandez, Hayley Hughes, Charlotte Hunter, Tierney Davis Hogan, Barbara Houghton, Niki Johnson, Josephine Johnston, Aidan Jones, Daryl Jones, Olivia Mae Jones, Kayle Karbowski, Sumir Khurma Baird, Allison Knue, Zowie Keijsers Koning, Olivia-Sophie Keijsers Koning, Julia Keister, Colleen Kelsey, Ann B. Kim, Tom Klein, Joyce Kozloff, Pam Kravetz, Katie Labmeier, Laura Lane, Elizabeth Langer, John Lanzador, Andrea Lauer (Brick x Brick), Betty Leacraft, Cynthia Lockhart, Joya Logue, Hannah Lowen, Julie Mader-Meersman, Shawna Maria, Hannah Marie, Katy Martinez, Karay Martin, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Zan McQuade, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Charyl Mikles, Megan Miller, Ed Johnetta Miller, Ayisha Kishili Miller, Alana Minor, Marilyn Minter, Masako Miyazaki, Alessandra Mondolfi, Melinda Moore Vanarsdall, Lisette Morales, Ava N., Justine N., Jim Neuberger, Ana de Orbegoso, Suharu Ogawa, Melanie Oliva, Migiwa Orimo, Ernesto Ortiz Leyva, Sara Caswell Pearce, Theresa Polley-Shellcroft, Michele Pred, Desi R., Dakota Rais, Rachel Rampleman, Sharon Ray, Heather Lea Reid, Joe Rettig, Catherine Richards, Mary Clare Rietz, Nancy Rocke, Ursula Roma, Jacinda Russell, Isaias Salgado, Sarah Sandman (Brick x Brick), Bill Saunders, Karen Saunders, Karen Schlanz, Sandra Scott, Carole Lyles Shaw, Ashley Shewmaker, Susan Shie, April Elaine Shipp, Randy Smith, Melissa Soluski, Sea Sprang, Carole Gary Staples, Susannah Stern, Michael Stillion, Sarah Stolar, Amber Stucke, Selena Sullivan, Asher T., Keer Tanchak, Jaime Thompson, Amy Tobin, Katie Tobin, Rev. Michelle L. Torigian, Peter Van Hyning, Melinda Moore Vanarsdall, Camille Wagner, Sheila H. Wagner, Margy Waller, WE MAKE AMERICA, Wendy White, Ben Wilson, Julie Wilson, Polly Wilson, Cori Wolff, C. Jacqueline Wood, Nina Yankowitz, Felicia Young, Sauda A. Zahra

Seagraves Exhibit preview
"Selections from the Seagrave Museum"

Dates: January 26th – March 29th, 2020

Reception date: Thursday, February 27th 5-7pm

The Seagrave Exhibition is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between DAAP Galleries and Acre Books, based on The Ambrose J. and Vivian T. Seagrave Museum of 20th Century American Art, a “playful and compelling”* literary novel told through the fictitious labels accompanying the imaginary artworks in an invented museum.

For the exhibition, real artists were assigned labels describing (or failing to describe) the fabricated works of fictional artists on display in the legendarily odd Seagrave Museum in the book, whose curator is haunted by the ghost of one of the artists. Alongside the works of participating artists from across the country are the labels from the novel, which gradually unravel the tragedies and mysteries of the museum’s founding family. The Seagrave Exhibition is a cross-disciplinary show of great reach and range–complex, surprising, and transporting. 
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Curatorial Team:
Brian Schumacher, Assistant Professor, Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design
Nicola Mason, Editor, Acre Books
Aaron Cowan, Director, DAAP Galleries and Museum Studies


Sponsor: Acre Books

"Two Hundred Years of Curation"

Dates: September 18th – December 1st, 2019
Reception date: November 7th, 2019 5-7pm

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
The University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library 
The Oesper History of Chemistry Museum
The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library, DAAP, Artist Book Collection    
The University of Cincinnati, Fine Arts Collection
The Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium 

In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the DAAP Galleries are pleased to present 200 Years of Curation. Over the course of the university’s history, the facilities, technologies, and individuals have changed and evolved, often replaced by new faces and spaces. The records of these changes and how we have arrived at this moment remain within books, archives, and the various collections of UC. On an occasion such as this, it seems only relevant to look to the past as we envision our future.

In this unprecedented collaboration of five separate archives and collections from throughout the university, we take stock in the history and advances made and the individuals that contributed to the expansive fields of study practiced within the Colleges of UC. This exhibition features an array of objects, artifacts, documents, and works of art that have been culled from display and storage facilities throughout campus to provide a glimpse into some of the fascinating and unique collections that preserve our history, building the foundation for Next Lives Here

Curatorial Team: Ted Baldwin, Mark Chalmers, Kevin Grace, Lucy Cossentino-Sinnard, Christine Celsor, Elizabeth Meyer, Andrea Chemero, Gino Pasi, Kate Bonansinga, Bain Butcher, Kim Taylor, John Wolfer, Eric Tepe, Amy Harmon, and Aaron Cowan

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Sponsor: The Office of the Provost

The Illusion of Summer exhibit preview

"The Illusion of Summer"

Works by Mohammed Kazem and Cristiana de Marchi

Dates: January 17th – March 10th, 2019

Reception date: January 17th 5-7pm


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Installation View
Courtesy of Artist (Mohammed Kazem)

The Illusion of Summer exhibit preview




White Map
Fabric, String
Courtesy of artist (Cristiana de Marchi)

The University of Cincinnati, DAAP Galleries are pleased to announce the two-person exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed artists Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem in The Illusion of Summer opening January 17th in the Dorothy W. and C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery, DAAP. The exhibition will feature works produced during the course of an artist residency currently under way at DAAP. Kazem and de Marchi have come to the University of Cincinnati by invitation of Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Joseph Girandola in order to interact with university students and the city to produce work informed by their practice and in response to their experiences and exposures while visiting the US and Cincinnati. The residency began in November and will continue through January 2019, concluding with an exhibition of works produced while working and living in Cincinnati.

For Freedoms: Art as Political Resistance exhibit preview
"For Freedoms: Art as Political Resistance"

Dates: September 4th - September 30th, 2018

Closing Reception - September 6th, 2018 5-7pm

DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati are proud to host the exhibition For Freedoms: Art as Political Resistance in conjunction with the 50-state initiative taking place this fall. Representing a diverse group of voices that speak to shared conflicts and aspirations, these artists seek to provoke thought that can promote understanding and influence the evolving political landscape. The intent of the exhibition is to unify university students, faculty, and recent graduates in the exploration and expression of the power of art to encourage social movement, participation, and facilitate change for the common good. For Freedoms 50 State Initiative: For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. They produce exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear— For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century.
Participating Artists: Calista Lyon, Breanne Trammell, Mary Banas, Kari Durham, Ravenna Rutledge, Richard Whitaker, Stephan Slaughter, Charles Woodman, and Kaveh Baghdadchi

Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experience exhibit preview
"Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experience"

Lorena Molina, Carmen Winant, and Gina Osterloh
Curated: Kate Bonansinga
Dates: October 10-December 2, 2018
Reception date: Thursday, October 18th 5-6:30pm

Panel Discussion with artists Lorena Molina, Carmen Winant and Gina Osterloh, DAAP Room 5401, 6:30-7:30 pm

Past as Present: Capturing and Archiving the Female Experienceexhibits contemporary photographic images of and by women. It places artworks by Ohio-based artists Lorena Molina, Carmen Winant and Gina Osterloh, in context with those of Marina Abramovic, Tania Bruguera, and Annie Sprinkle. Many of them capture performative actions by the artists that address societal expectations, current political conditions, the human relationship to natural and constructed environments, or the creative struggle. The gallery will also serve as a reading room and social space that offers some of the latest and most respected publications about photography, with a specific focus on books about female photographers.

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Sponsor: Fotofocus

Marcos Novak: Oh Ambient Demons - Ringlets of Kronos exhibit preview
"Marcos Novak:
Oh Ambient Demons - Ringlets of Kronos"

Archimusic XR | Sculpting in Spacetime | Found Forces

Dates: February 5th – April 3rd, 2018
Opening Reception: March 1st, 2018 5-7pm

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.

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2018 SoA All-Star Showcase exhibit preview
"SOA All-Star Showcase 2018"

Dates: 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.

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

Dates: October 22nd- November 26th, 2018

Curated by Matt Wizinsky

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

Black with a Drop of Red exhibit preview
"Black with a Drop of Red"

Dates: August 28th - October 8th, 2017

Closing Reception: October 5th, 2017 5-7pm


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.

Sponsors: Organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and curated by Claudio Sotolongo”
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Directors’ Choice 2017 exhibit preview
"Directors’ Choice Show 2017"

Dates: May 13th - August 6th, 2017

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.

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

Dates: February 12th – April 2nd, 2017

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

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

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.

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SOA All-Star Showcase exhibit preview
"SOA All-Star Showcase 2017"

Dates: January 19th – January 29th, 2017 

Opening Reception: January 19th, 2017 5pm–7pm

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.

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Straight to Video exhibit preview
"Straight to Video"

October 2nd—November 23rd, 2016
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

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.

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 exhibit preview
"Outside In"

September 1st—25th, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5-7pm, 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.

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It's the Political Economy, Stupid exhibit preview
"It's the Political Economy, Stupid"

February 15th—April 10th, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18th, from 5-7pm

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.

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SOA All-Star Showcase exhibit preview
SOA All-Star Showcase

January 21st—January 31st, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, from 5-7pm

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

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VARIABLE PROPORTIONS: School of Art Faculty Exhibition preview
School of Art Faculty Exhibition

August 31—October 4
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 1 from 5pm-7pm

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.

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ECO-DIVERSITY: Computation and Identity exhibit preview
"ECO-DIVERSITY: Computation and Identity"

October 22—December 6
Public Reception: Thursday, October 22 from 5pm-7pm

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.

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Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am-5pm

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Location and visiting instructions for the Reed Gallery:

  • When visiting the Reed Gallery enter the DAAP building by the third-floor entrance located at the bottom of Clifton Court next to the Clifton Court Garage. Proceed to the Reed Gallery located on the 5th Floor Rm 5275, and please wait outside the gallery for attendant to let you in.
  • Metered parking is available on Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive; hourly parking is available in the Clifton Court Garage.
  • 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.
  • It may be helpful to view a campus map here