Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) presents Passionate Engagement: The Art of Nancy Hom, a retrospective exhibition of visual artist Nancy Hom's 45-year art career in San Francisco. Co-presented by Luggage Store Gallery, the exhibition runs from March 1-30, 2019 and features Hom’s iconic silkscreens, installations and an evolving mandala installation that starts with her 2015 Soul of San Francisco mandala and morphs into a new design by the last week of the show.

For the past seven years, Hom has concentrated on the mandala art form as a way to foster unity and healing through the telling of personal and communal narratives. From speaking to her own journey of transformation, to honoring the long-standing impact of Kearny Street Workshop, to celebrating Day of the Dead at Oakland Museum of California, she has created eighteen unique mandala projects that explore individual identity, collective grief and community celebration. Ranging in size from 3-feet to 12-feet, her mandalas are an example of non-static modes of artistic expression that highlight the inextricable ties between the artist and the community.

In this exhibition, she will continue to engage community members in creating items for the new “Evolving San Francisco” mandala. Working with students from Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School in the Mission and senior residents of TODCO Development Company housing in the South of Market, Hom will transform the mandala with fresh, unique additions before each public program, creating a living installation that will change shape throughout the exhibition run.

One week before the end of the exhibit artists Jason Bayani, Lenore Chinn, Pam Peniston, Rio Yanez, Weston Teruya (moderator) and more will come together to discuss the San Francisco Bay Area’s changing landscape, and its impact on generations of long term residents, artists and community organizers.

On March 30, witness the final iteration of Nancy Hom’s new mandala at the closing reception featuring a community potluck.

Evolving SF Panel Discussion

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2-4pm

WHERE: Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Closing Reception

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 2-4pm

WHERE: Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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