Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center 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 that morphs into a new one 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, and to tell personal and communal narratives. She has created 18 unique mandala projects to date. They range from 3-feet to 12-feet and address various topics, such as individual identity, collective grief, or community celebration.
Hom's mandala-making process invites participation from the public. As she has done in the past, she will engage community members to make items for the new mandala working with students from Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School in the Mission and senior residents of TODCO Group’s housing in the South of Market.
Exhibition programs throughout the month will include an artist talk, a poetry reading by Hom accompanied by performances, and a panel discussion on our changing city and how it has impacted the lives of its long-time residents.