My first exhibition focussed solely on my sign work, Signs of Subversion will encompass old favourites (both custom-fabricated and vinyl interventions on existing road signs) as well as bevy of brand-new signs made for this show!
All signs will be available for sale (at end of show) - and a limited number of my more popular 12x18" parking signs will be available as cash-and-carry - arrive early for best selection!
(If I run out of the design you want, I'll be taking orders and doing my best to fulfill them before Christmas!)
I know its a crazy-busy time of year, but if you find yourself downtown, come on by for a fun art break!
DECEMBER 10 TO 14, 2019
Reception: Saturday December, 14, 1- 4 PM
Tuesday, December 10, 12-5 PM
Wednesday December 11, 12-5 PM
Thursday, December 12, 12-8 PM
Friday, December 13, 12-8 PM
Saturday December 14, 12-5 PM
Exhibition Artist Statement
Signs are everywhere in our communities, so many aiming to control or prohibit aspects of our of behaviour, movement, or freedom. As good, orderly Canadians, we obey most of them without a second thought. Kal finds that both interesting and disconcerting. What if, rather than the expected restrictions, official signage either questioned authority or supported a more humane agenda — ideally doing it with a bit of levity? Sharing a chuckle instantly creates connection, diffuses tension and re-humanizes us. What better way to open space for dialog on any given topic — be it personal, societal or global?
A long-time graphic designer, Kal has maintained his love of creative restraints in his art signage work. Since youth enthralled with the dynamic colours and graphics of sport (formula one, cycling), his love of bold, direct communication endures in the references to signage, advertising, memes and graffiti in his work.
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I'm also over-the-moon excited (and honoured) to have been invited to participate in January's Come Up to My Room event at The Gladstone Hotel! Now in its 17th year, ‘Come Up To My Room’ invites artists and designers to create a 4-day site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. This year's dates are January 16-19. Save the dates and stay tuned for more deets!