Sunday, June 17, 2007
Keep it a secret (Make it Not Suck II), Jasper Ave and 108 St. June 17, 2007
Back at it again, the city's economic and construction boom received a therapeutic art treatment this Father's Day. Although many of the same artists returned with very simliar works, there was a sense that more work was put into the pieces this time around--and this has both postiive and negative connotations.
Although better constructed and more organized this second go-around, the carefree sprawl of spontaneity is much more subdued. Some pieces like spider man just shows last minute laziness, while others, the fabric covered panel or the text-based poetic ramblings of an urban dweller present some genuine artistry in this repeat task.
Although non-commisioned public art pieces go up all over the world in various forms and formats, one wishes to see this type of large scale project in less high profile areas, like industrial parks and suburbia, where these guerila urban "beautification" exercises would really benefit and challenge its environment.
Photo credit: Amy Fung, 2007
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