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Make it Not Suck, was an outdoor guerilla art exhibition in Edmonton Alberta. Over 25 artists created murals on construction barricades with the purpose of beautifying the city.
"One of the coolest ideas - quite literally - to hit our streets in ages. Last weekend, a completely underground art gallery sprung up on Jasper Avenue on the construction barricade walls between 104th and 105th streets." Read on......
Best thing to happen to Jasper Avenue
Nope, I’m not talking about Oil City Road House (which quite frankly scares me). And I am not even talking about the long-awaited revitalization of deadened buildings. I am talking about Make it Not Suck, the guerrilla art project that has graced—however briefly—the construction barricades at 104th Street and 108th Street. Seeing these works—challenging our definition of art space—made me proud to be from Edmonton." Read on....
"I can’t see it from this angle, but I know its there—mostly there, for now—on the plywood hoardings surrounding the site: impromptu guerrilla artshow, 16 artists, 16 pictures, flash-organized by the manic Sheri Barclay and slapped up in the wishin’-Lord-that-I-was-stoned early hours of Sunday morning." Read on....
"Whether they signed on simply to be part of a bratty wink of a project or as active statement-making, it’s hard to escape the conclusion of provocation when a show with the pleading/commanding title of Make It Not Suck is installed semi-surreptitiously in the wasteland of crane-addled downtown renewal, only a block over from the city’s leading public arts institution. " Read on...
"Jasper Avenue currently makes it clear why and how DIY mentality still reigns in this town." Read on....
"Back at it again, the city's economic and construction boom received a therapeutic art treatment this Father's Day." Read on...
"Sheri Barclay’s spirited series of artbomb get-togethers have been informative all year. Targeting sites that were usually unforgivably ugly and depressingly circled around a pit in some stage of construction (with the exception of the indoor version at Latitude 53), a shifting group of local artists would blow in during the off-hours and transform the place with pre-made paper mural components, stencils and other materials. The pieces themselves are usually down in a matter of days or weeks, but Make it Not Suck survives to strike another day." Read on...