OXYGEN HOSTS REMOTE RESIDENCY FEATURING ANNA DAEDALUS AND KERRY DAVIS
Remote Residency: 2 – 28 August 2021
Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis as Artists-in-Residence throughout the month of August. Daedalus and Davis are a multi-disciplinary, collaborative artist team and cofounders of Roll-Up Gallery, an artist-run, contemporary exhibition space in Portland, Oregon.
Having relocated in 2019 from Portland, Oregon to a rural hamlet on the Grays River, the artists are fortunate to live and work next to 55 acres of Sitka spruce swamp protected by the Columbia Land Trust. Over the past year Daedalus and Davis have been working with local organic materials and photographic processes to initiate a new body of work about this relatively obscure corner of the natural world.
The artists state, “We are grateful for the opportunity the residency affords us to develop this work and deepen our intimacy with this place through our artistic practice. More than capturing moments, we imagine the project as witnessing flowing time and meditating on impermanence, both in process and outcome.”
During their remote residency, Daedalus and Davis will transmit updates through Oxygen’s website and social media channels to share a close view into their methods, mediums, and practice. Conceived under the title, “Palus,” the Latin word for marsh, the residency is a continuation of their work with the Columbia River through alternative photographic processes such as photograms, diazotypes, cyanotypes, and fugitive plant-based processes such as anthotypes of lichens, ferns and other flora and fauna.
These alternative photographic explorations and their embodied, experiential reflections will later compose an artist monograph wherein Daedelus and Davis’s residency will be further considered alongside authors, ecologists, and poets. The book will be available to the public in Fall 2021, accompanied by an online book launch and artist talk, which will be announced at a later date.
Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis will be Oxygen Art Centre’s Artists-in-Residence from 2 – 28 August 2021. The work and experiences developed throughout this month will be published in book form as an artist monograph. To learn more information about the artists, the residency, and the monograph, visit www.oxygenartcentre.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Bio: Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis are a multi-disciplinary, collaborative artist team and cofounders of Roll-Up Gallery, an artist-run, contemporary exhibition space in Portland, Oregon. Davis studied photography and filmmaking at Portland State University and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Daedalus earned her BA from Reed College. They began working together in 2011 as part of 13 Hats, a collective of artists and writers in Portland. The team’s first major collaborative project, “Shadows,” was developed with the help of a 2013 grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council; and their related projects, “Leaping Darkness” and “Columbia River Shadows,” showed at Portland State University’s Littman Gallery in 2015 and The Schneider Museum of Art in 2016. Their 2017 project, “Bas-Relief,” was supported in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Their individual work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Image Credit: Torii Tidal Screen, Diptych, May 2021, Courtesy the Artists
Oxygen Art Centre acknowledges with gratitude that we are located on the tum xula7xw/ traditional territory of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx/the Sinixt People. As uninvited guests we honour their ongoing presence on this land. We recognize that the Sinixt Arrow Lakes, Sylix, Ktuxana, and Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band peoples are also connected with this land, as are Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.