STATE is pleased to announce a solo show of new and recent works by artist Danny Singer that opened February 12th.
Danny Singer's new works in the Streetscapes series depict the main streets of prairie towns, frequently found only a stones throw away from major throughways, but often missed by passing life. Produced as long horizontal images, each photograph is composed of anywhere from thirty to eighty-five photos assembled digitally to create these panoramic images.
Spending several summers visiting these towns, Singer was initially struck by the ìlineal and spatial nature of the townís main streetî. Noticing the absence of industrial or suburban sprawl found in urban centres, each location contained ìall the elements that defined the town neatly presented within its lengthî.
The sharp single-point perspective in these images can be read as an allegory of the social narratives some of these towns suffer from; that of dwindling populations and few economic opportunities. However, the expansiveness of these photographs suggests perhaps a renewed optimism beyond nostalgia, alluding to their possibilities for renewal, reinvention and growth.
Singer is a recent recipient of a Canada Council mid-career grant, BC Arts Council grant, Hamber Foundation Award of Merit and has an upcoming show in 2004 at the Moose Jaw Museum, Saskatchewan.
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80 x 16 inches