Motels of Niagara Falls

Zach Slootsky, Oliver Pauk


As a popular tourist destination, Niagara Falls, Ontario has always been home to a thriving motel industry, one that is now being drastically altered by changing economic times. Working collaboratively, Pauk and Slootsky document a number of these fading establishments, focusing on those least likely to survive unchanged into the next decade. The Motels of Niagara Falls will be an evolving exhibition; over the course of the month, the artists will successively add images of old, abandoned, and new motels, as well as portraits of the motel owners and their guests. In addition to the images, the exhibition is further enhanced by the inclusion of contextual artifacts sourced from the specific locations.