Exhibition Runs: February 15th to March 9th, 2013
Opening Reception: February 15th, 7-11PM.
Part of the Exposure Photography Festival.
At the UAS Satellite Gallery
We’ve seen them on our travels -- their geometric facades and neon signs remaining as historic highway beacons of the nostalgic motel. Since the late 1940s, the roadside motel has been an integral part of North American landscapes and culture.
Intimately captured by award-winning photographer Heather Saitz, Rooms for Tourists is a photographic exploration of the architecture, landscape and changing social meaning of the Canadian mid-century motel. Shot over two years across five provinces, Rooms for Tourists visits the nostalgic motel in present day, revealing the rise, fall, and resurrection of a now-elusive cultural icon.