Danny Singer

Statement & CV

About the work

 

I make photographs of the entire main streets of small prairie towns. These photographs are composed of up to one hundred and fifty sequential images digitally conjoined into seamless panoramas. Each structure on the street is photographed to appear straight on to the viewer creating an unusual perspective with multiple vanishing points. Each piece is an accurate representation of the architecture and scale of the street. The finished prints are large allowing the viewer to immerse one's self in the tiniest details.

These unique images provide an original way of seeing our architectural heritage in the context of geography and weather but there apparent simplicity belies the technology used to produce them.

 

My work has been mostly along the 100th meridian primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan but as far south as Texas. My grandparents homesteaded on the prairies  and I have an affinity for the small towns where I spent many summers. The project began in earnest in 2001, and continued through the summer of 2016

 

The prairie is a wonderful place to see how things connect to one another, these photographs encourage us to question physical relationships. The relationship between the diverse structures and the spaces between them. The relationship between the entire street and the land it rests on and the relationship of the people, who’s presence is often only implied.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Born: Edmonton, AB

Lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Australia

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.Canada Council Art Bank

Canada Fund: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, ON

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB

Canada Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON

Canadian Embassy Berlin, Germany

Canada House London England

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Moose Jaw Art Gallery & Museum, SK

 

Selected Exhibitions:

SOLO

2017 Gallery Jones Vanvouver BC.

2015 Photo Paris LA.

2015/2016   "Standing Still" Denver Art Museum, Denver CO.

2015   "The 100th Meridian"  Gallery Jones Vancouver BC

2014   "Welcome to Ms Meagans Munchies" Trepanier Baer, Calgary AB.

2013  "Small Beneath The Sky " new work" Gallery Jones Vancouver BC.

          New Work  Baer Calgary AB.

         "Art in Transit." Various locations across Canada.

2011 Drive By. Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

        “New Work”. Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC

         Big Sky. Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB

2010 Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB

2009 Main Street. Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC

2007 Niagra Gallery, Toronto (Trepanier Baer)

2006 Central Standard Time - Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB

2005 Winter. State Gallery, Vancouver, BC & Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB

2004 State Gallery, Vancouver, BC

            Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB.

            Moose Jaw Museum, Moose Jaw, SK

1992 William McCarley Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1973 Canadian National Railways Head-office, Montreal, QC

GROUP

2017 TrepanierBaer Calgary. Making Pictures

2014 "Modern Visions" Mendel Art Gallery. Anniversary Exhibition. Saskatoon SK.

2012 Art Souterrain. Video “Rockyford”. Montreal, QC

2011 Shore Forest & Beyond: Art from

          the Audain Collection. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

          Calgary Collects. Calgary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

2010 The Edge of Town. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

           Alberta Biennale. Alberta Art Gallery, Edmonton,AB

           Snow. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008 Rapture & Ruin. Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, BC

            Places Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City, NY USA

2007 ARCO Art Fair. Madrid, Spain with Trepanier Baer

            Calgary Banff Photography Month - Trepanier Baer, Calgary, AB

2006 Art Fair International. With Trepanier Baer, Cologne, Germany

            Exposure. Banff Calgary photography month

2005 “Bug City”. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

             Marking Time. Mendel Museum, Saskatoon, SK

2003 Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA USA

            Too True Form. State Gallery, Vancouver, BC

            4 Introductions. State Gallery, Vancouver, BC

            Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, SK

            Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC

            Artropolis. Vancouver, BC

2002 Seymour Art Gallery, BC

           Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC

           City Scape Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

2001 Artropolis. Vancouver, BC

1997 Time and Motion. Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1995 Altered States. Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1993 Eye of Eros. Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1990 B.C. Sports Hall Of Fame, Vancouver, BC

1989 Transpositions. Vancouver SkyTrain Stations, BC

1984 Montreal Festival of Photography. 

1983 “Contact: -Place Des Arts, Montreal, QC

1978 Canadian Consulate, New York, NY USA

1976 Photosport: Photography of the Montreal Olympics -

          Montreal City Hall, Montreal, PQ

         “Between Friends”. National Film Board Gallery, Ottawa, ON

         • Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC USA

         • Canada House, London, UK

AWARDS

2007 Canada Council production/Creation

2005 Canada Council, production/creation

2003 Canada Council, production/creation.

BC Arts Council, production/creation

2002 Hamber Foundation Award of Merit

1984 Coq d’Or, Montreal Art Directors Club

1980 Photographer of the Year, Portfolio Magazine

1974 Ontario Arts Council, publication grant

1972 Canada Council, Explorations Program

Dorothy Burrett Award, Canadian Film Societies

 

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

2011 "Drive By" The Georgia Straight, Robin Laurence

“Drive By” Vancouver Sun, Kevin Griffin

Prefix Photo. The Prairie Project.

“Small Beneath the Sky”. Canadian Art Magazine, Rachel Rosenfield Lafo

2010 Canadian Art Review (Web)

2007 Black Flash Magazine.

2006 Tousley, Nancy. Calgary Herald, Review 15/10/06

Boguski, Colin. "A Small Look At Small Towns With Danny

Singer". RIPE Issue: pp 36-43

Moppett, George. “Danny Singer Main Streets", Essay

Henderson, Lee. Letter from Vancouver Artnet 4/27/04

Marking Time exhibition catalogue, pp 16-19

2005 Burnham Clint, Vancouver Sun, Review.12/11/05 Winter

Laurence Robin, Review Georgia Streight 1/7/11/05

2003 Matzukin Batina. Vanishing Points Artichoke. Vol 15

CBC Regina interview Barbera Cole. Canada AM

2002 Arts Alive Magazine, Feature

1989 Don Long. “Specialize or Die”. Photo Video Magazine 

1986 “Hi Tech”. Photo Video Magazine, Cover story, Allen Jones

La Publicitaire, Feature article, Bernard Georges

 

PUBLICATIONS

Main Street, Towns Villages and Hamlets of the Great Plains (Essay:Grant Arnold) Monograph.

Paris Review

Canadian Architect: covers & various projects in Vancouver

Canadian Pacific Limited: Annual Report

Methanex: Annual Report

Bank Of Montreal: Annual Report

First City Trust: Annual Report

Circocraft: Annual Report

Canada Council: Cover, Annual Report

Between Friends / Entre Amis: Book

Northern Canada Power Commission: Annual Report

Bell Canada: Annual Report

Long Tall Weeds: Penelope Jahn poetry

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