Statement Open Circles engages three seemingly very different social (service) organizations: Sisters of the Road, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and the Place gallery at Pioneer Place Mall, to explore with their communities the notions of “social currency” and the “real worth” of their services; and to further look at the concerns championed by these organizations —hunger and homelessness, women’s reproductive rights, and consumerism— and their shifting socio-political relations to the contemporary society.
Open Circles is created and coordinated by artist Horatio Hung-Yan Law, in collaboration with artists Pete McCracken+Crack Press, Sandy Sampson, Anne Greenwood, Sam Nagmay and Alex Hirsch. Open Circles is funded by an Artist Project Grant from the Regional Art & Cultural Council, with additional support from the Celebration Foundation, Sisters Of The Road and Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.
Bio Horatio Hung-Yan Law is a Portland based artist who works in installation and public art He creates collaborative work with diverse communities to connect with the regular folks, and to explore the current human conditions. He is a faculty member of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.