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 Basin through alternative photographic processes, plant-based anthotypes, constructions and time-based installations.


This diverse body of site-specific work will later compose an artist monograph wherein Daedalus 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 or contact


Artist Bio:Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis are a married artist team whose multidisciplinary individual and collective work spans photography, installation, assemblage and book arts. Their four major projects have focused on themes of interdependence, environmental crisis and resilience, the Anthropocene epoch, and geologic time. Their work often employs alternative photographic techniques to foreground physical, tactile experience and the ideas of presence and immediacy. Davis studied photography and filmmaking at Portland State University and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Daedalus earned her BA from Reed College. Their collaborative projects have been supported by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and shown regionally, including Portland State University’s Littman Gallery and Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art. Their individual work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest. Cofounders of Roll-Up Gallery, an erstwhile contemporary exhibition space in Portland, the team lives and works in Southwest Washington State near the mouth of the Columbia River.


Image Credit: Torii Tidal Screen, Diptych, May 2021, Courtesy the Artists

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