For Immediate Release as of September 18, 2017
Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture presents:
Can You See Us Vancouver?
November 6 – December 1
Opening reception: November 9, 6-8pm
How does one see the world when the view is from the seat of a wheelchair?
How do artists living with a disability capture that vision? What can we learn from their unique perspective?
Can You See Us Vancouver? features 10 artists who all live with disabilities and specifically are all people who use wheelchairs.
Featuring works by Athena Cooper, Karen Clarke, Amber Rainshadow, Ashley Fraser, Darrell Hyatt, Doug Heal, Cat L’Hirondelle, Mujtaba Satoojee, and Robert Bell.
Curated by Emma Kivisild and Yuri Arajs
@ the Pendulum Gallery, 885 W Georgia St, Vancouver
The Pendulum Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is registered charitable organization founded in 1998 and is the only professional arts organization in BC that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with a disability. Kickstart showcases authentic representations of the disability experience and ensures that these artists are paid for their work.
– To highlight a small fraction of the many talented artists living with a disability,
– To break down the barriers that commonly prevents these artists from getting well-deserved exposure on gallery walls and give the general public the opportunity to see their work;
– To present works that are authentic representations of the disability experience.
Emma Kivisild / Co-curator and wheelchair user
“The wheelchair symbol does not tell the whole story. Not about disability, and not about using a chair.”
Yuri Arajs / Co-curator and Kickstart’s Artistic Director
“Not all artists who live with disabilities make work about their disability. “
Kickstart Disability Arts & CultureOffice: 604-343-9141