Signs are everywhere in our communities, 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 interesting and disconcerting. What if, rather than the expected restrictions, official signage questioned authority or supported a more humane agenda — ideally with a bit of levity? Humour instantly creates connection, diffuses tension and re-humanizes us. What better way to open space for dialog?
Kal Honey is an award-winning graduate of OCAD. Often bold (but sometimes subtle), Kal's work in painting, graphics and collage is informed by his design training and his penchant for text, wit and wordplay. Recent exhibitions include: In Situ multi-arts festival, Queen West Art Crawl, The Red Head Gallery and the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. When not in the studio or classroom, Kal can often be found in the gym or out riding one of his beloved bicycles…