Dunlands Restaurant & One-Room Dwellings

Gus, "parkdale Cowboy", Frank Pimentel, 1992

Gus, “parkdale Cowboy”, Frank Pimentel, 1992

February 13 – March 1, 2001

Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

The exhibition features the photography of Frank Pimentel. The series tells the stories of  regular customers at The Dunlands restaurant in Toronto’s west brick building.

I think the restaurant is a place that hasn’t been able to keep up with the way the world has changed, like at a certain point the people decided that it was time to give up. When I look at the work that I’ve done it makes sense that I’ve left the gaps that I have because I’m trying to say something about the place and the people, that the place itself relates to these people and I think that what I mean by that is that they restaurant and the objects there just seem so – I guess the word is pathetic – they’re worn … and they’re not going to get any better.”

-Frank Pimentel, 2001