Sunday, January 20, 2013

Outdoor Gallery

We went for a walk through Burke's Brook ravine which runs under the overpass of Mt Pleasant Rd. near Blythwood Ave. It's an area that's very popular with graffiti artists.  My husband had read that the city was trying to control the amount of defacing there by making the area an outdoor gallery. Maybe they were thinking that if they made the graffiti "acceptable" then it would no longer be fun and the practice would stop!  Here's what it looks like now.

The city put up the "frames," which some people have used. However the real spray can bombers managed to avoid the frames and still do their work outside of the box..err square. The cement foundations, though, are aesthetically beautiful and lend themselves to the art gallery concept.

I can see that this might be an excellent venue for an outdoor Art exhibit.  It is sheltered from the rain and there's lots of space to move around and view. The slanted area up to the second wall might need some work, but other than that it would be perfect!

Create magic where you are and in the most unlikely places!!

1 comment:

  1. not sure how I feel about graffiti - well, that#s not true, I don't like it.

    I like a lot of the artwork, yes, but I don't like the idea of defacing property that doesn't belong to you.
    The people that deliberately ignore these 'frames' set up for them, just sum up all the bad about graffiti ;-(