- Musée Nicéphore Niépce: October 11, 2013
- The National Gallery of Canada: October 18, 2013
- The Ryerson Image Centre: January 22, 2014
- George Eastman House: September 20 2014
- Art Gallery of Hamilton: February 28 2015
Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations involved in this transformation, such as Kodak, Agfa and Ilford. As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium’s material culture.