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Photography Lecture: Danny Singer

February 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Canadian photographer Danny Singer roams the North American prairie from Alberta and Saskatchewan south to the plains of Texas, making pictures in the small towns most travelers overlook in their rush to get from one place to the next. The result is a series of what Singer calls “paper movies” that evoke the feeling of driving slowly down Main Street, taking things in a little at a time. The slower one goes, the more one sees.

At first glance, the facades in Singer’s monumental prints look like sets for Western movies: abandoned, frozen in time, and silent but for the wind. He questions that notion of emptiness by revealing subtle, living landscapes of quirky buildings and ordinary people going about their business. Every funny sign, open door, and child on a bicycle has unique significance in the life of the town.

Singer’s work extends and amplifies the tradition of the photographic streetscape at the same time that it engages with paintings of the built environment by Edward Hopper, Ed Ruscha, and others. There is harsh beauty in the cold light of winter, ease and simplicity in summer afternoons. Against backdrops of weather and space, Singer weaves gentle stories about small-town life and the meaning of home.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for Denver Art Museum members and CPAC members, $15 for general admission.

More info and tickets: http://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/anderman-photography-lecture-series-conversation-danny-singer


February 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, 80204 United States
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