January 31, 2020

Danny Singer at the Whyte Museum, Banff – EXPOSURE 2020


Opening Reception:  Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Danny Singer in attendance
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff
Exhibition continues through to April 12, 2020

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Artist Tour of Exhibition: Saturday, February 1, 2020
from 2:oo to 3:30 PM

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff

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TrépanierBaer is pleased to announce Danny Singer’s solo exhibition at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, as part of the 2020 EXPOSURE Photography Festival. The exhibition opens this evening; Danny Singer will provide a tour of the exhibition tomorrow afternoon.

Danny Singer presents large-scale works from his Main Street and Big Sky Series. The specific resonance of Singer’s photographs lies in the way he situates the subject matter as a site marked by a continual tension between place and space, between map and itinerary…. Singer’s work engages us with a sense of place that continues to reinforce historical moments, and a mythological sensibility in our perception of land and life on the Great Plains.

In Singer’s photographs, the passage of time has eased a sense of unrelenting sameness. Buildings retain a “serviceable character,” but at the same time evoke a sense of histories that have lived out there. In the images made during the summer, the leafy stands of cottonwood, poplar, and spruce trees, the benevolent fullness of sunlight, and the relatively lush appearance of the landscape alleviate the sense that these towns have been located arbitrarily. While the environment looks less nurturing in Singer’s winter images, the small clusters of cars in front of beer parlours or general stores imply a communal bond has grown out of common interest and shared experience of the sort of adversity embodied in the expanses of the snow-covered prairies. 

Grant Arnold, “Legacy Codes: Danny Singer’s Main Streets,” in Main Street: Towns, Villages, and Hamlets of the Great Plains, 2013, p. 101

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A new work by Danny Singer will also be on view at TrépanierBaer as part of the 2020 EXPOSURE Photography Festival.

More details to follow.

For more details on the exhibition in Banff, please click here.

Image Credit:
Danny Singer, Springwater Sky, 2016