“My imagination is so many things”, an exhibition by five Canadian artists is being held at the Prince Takamado Gallery, the Canadian Embassy, which was closed since 2020 due to the Corona pandemic.
The National Arts Center (NaAC)”, Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts organization, providing artistic training, creation and exhibition opportunities for people with developmental, physical and acquired disabilities in Canada organized this exhibition.
Currently, more than 300 artists with disabilities gather at NaAC every week for creative activities. The work has been exhibited overseas since 2018 and has already held exhibitions in Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul and NY. “NaAC has the longest history in Canada and is the largest arts organization” commented by H. E. Mr. Ian MacKaye.
This exhibition features a colorful tapestry produced by the late Jane Cameron (1949-2000), a pioneer of Canadian art for the disabled. Cameron was born in Alberta in 1949, Jane was diagnosed with Down syndrome at four months old. However, her parents gave her a quality education and developed her talent.
In this exhibition, together with the works by pioneer Jane Cameron, a pioneer of art for people with disabilities, about 20 works by Canadian artists with developmental disabilities, David A. Oppong, Adeel Sadiq, Ray Wang and Donald Greenough who succeed her are exhibited in one place.
This exhibition is to appreciate works of art that continue to influence the general view of the work of the disabled. It also explores how infinite creativity can be of great power through consideration of the world around us.
“My imagination is so many things” underscores that artists with disabilities can, and do, contribute to building a vibrant, cultural community with a richer social fabric.
Date: December 6, 2021 to February 23, 2022
Venue: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
Official press release: Canadian Embassy