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-like images. 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 their 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 continues unabated.
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.
Born: Edmonton, AB
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC.
National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Victoria. Australia
Denver Art Museum.
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
2022 New Work, Gallery Jones Vancouver
2019 The Forcast For Tomorrow Gallery Jones Vancouver.
2019 Trepanier Baer, Calgary AB. (New work)
2017 Artifact Gallery Jones. Vancouver BC.
2015 Photo Paris LA.
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 Trepanier 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
2019 "The Street" Vancouver Art Gallery
2018 Heather James Fine Art. Palm Desert, USA
2017 National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
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
CityScape 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
2016 Nominated. "Scotia Bank Award"
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
1967 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 catalog, 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 Barbara 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
Main Street, Towns Villages and Hamlets of the Great Plains (Essay: Grant Arnold) Monograph.
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