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past projects & events

Leaping Darkness

Leaping DarknessApril 2 - 29, 2015 at Littman Gallery

An exhibition of new work in collaboration with Kerry Davis featuring large scale photogram constructions. Through folding, cutting and variously altering life-size photograms of human figures, these constructions introduce cinematic movement, three-dimensionality and abstract elements into two-dimensional still images. Each piece acts as a fractured film frame that flickers and jumps to the next, while a persistence of vision recomposes them into a whole. This host of camera-less photographic sculptures solemnly processes along the gallery walls, simultaneously emerging from and sinking back into the darkness, which itself seems to be alive. Opening reception on Thursday, April 2, 5-8 PM and artist talk on Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8 PM at PSU’s Littman Gallery.

Columbia River Shadows — May 2 - 30, 2014 at Gallery Homeland

An exhibition of new work in collaboration with Kerry Davis featuring large scale photograms of the waters of the Columbia River – from the Hanford Reach to its mouth on the Oregon Coast. These one-of-a-kind camera-less photographs were made by submerging up to 8’-long sheets of photosensitive paper directly in the water at night, exposing them to a flash of light and then developing the silver-gelatin prints in the darkroom. Related to the artists' earlier collaboration, Shadows, this project meditates on interdependence and alludes to such interrelated themes as migration, water politics, the Great Pacific garbage patch and the atomic era. Opening reception from 6-9 PM on Friday, May 2 at galleryHOMELAND.

Shadows — September 23 - December 13, 2013 at the Hamersly Library

The exhibit features Shadows, body-length photograms by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You are invited to the opening reception from 4:30-6 PM on Wednesday, October 9 at the Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University. Shadows is supported in part by a project grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Circuit Rider Walking — October 5 - December 31, 2013 in Linn County

The Arts Center of Corvallis presents Art in Rural Storefronts – a series of art installations occupying vacant commercial spaces in Oregon towns. Anna Daedalus' and Maryrose Larkin's collaborative Circuit Rider Walking layers image and poetry on an old bank building window in Brownsville, Oregon. This site-specific installation speaks to the past, present and future of the building and the town and is a continuation of Anna's ongoing Night Tree series and Maryrose's Speaking Buildings project. You are invited to the artists' talk and reception at 7 PM on Friday, October 25 at the Brownsville Art Association.

Shadows / Black Rain — June 6 - August 11, 2013 at Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

In conjunction with the Hiroshima Day commemoration on August 6th, 2013, the exhibit features Shadows, body-length photograms by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and an installation by Yukiyo Kawano, a third-generation hibakusha, whose work reflects the lasting attitudes towards the bombings. Shadows is supported in part by a project grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Shadow Box Public Photo Session — May 12, 2013 at White Box Gallery

The Shadow Box is a memory instrument built to create images that evoke the shadows left by victims who were vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You are invited to lend your shadow in commemoration from 12-4 PM on Sunday, May 12 at White Box Gallery. Select images from this session will be on exhibit in Shadows, at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, June 6 - August 11, 2013.

Particles on the WallMay 3 - June 14, 2013 at Ecotrust Building

A multi-disciplinary exhibit exploring the lasting social impacts of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the nuclear age. This event is presented by Physicians for Social Responsibility and curators Dianne Dickeman, Nancy Dickeman and Steven Gilbert at the Ecotrust Building in Portland, OR.

13 Hats — Portrait of a ProcessApril 3 - 27, 2013 at SOIL Gallery

13 Hats is a collective of eleven visual artists and writers in Portland, Oregon, who came together in 2011 to pursue interdisciplinary work and creative dialogue through collaboration. The work on view at SOIL — including photography, painting, visual poetry, mixed media, sculpture, video — was developed specifically for this exhibition, through a multivalent collaborative process. The group assembled, split, and reconvened in various combinations, and projects evolved through relational contexts and sensibilities. The exhibition is a curated selection from that ongoing process, along with various forms of documentation that are themselves exploratory works.

13 Hats @ 12 × 16Feb 28 – March 31, 2013 at 12 × 16 Gallery

This participatory exhibition represents over a year of experimental collaboration and includes artist’s books, performance video, three-dimensional mixed-medium objects, visual poetry and the inaugural issue of The Feralist, a literature and arts journal. A prominent feature of the exhibition is the group’s set of 10 monthly boxes tracking and documenting the evolving group dynamic and leading directly to the collaborative projects.