PRINT PULSE 30: NUPE (National Undergrad Print Exhibition)
Between late November to mid December, Hidalgo participated in the National Undergraduate Printmaking Exhibition: Print Pulse 30 alongside 30+ print artists across Canada which took place at Queens University's Union Gallery. Below is the artist statement provided by the exhibition's curator and organizer, Alejandro Arauz. You can find more information about the artists involved along with detailed views of their works at printpulse30.com. All documentation shots used in this web-gallery are photographed by Chris Miner.
A Time for Reflection
"The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unforeseen challenges for studio production everywhere. Printmakers in particular had to cope with limited access to specialized equipment, rethinking media while working to preserve the sense of community that printshops provide. The exceptional prints brought together in this juried exhibition, the second iteration of the Print Pulse 30 competition, reveal that the creativity of the print community continues to thrive in universities across Canada. The artists selected represent undergraduate fine arts programs at 13 schools in 5 provinces, from Nova Scotia to BC. Their work explores a variety of media and techniques. Deep reflection -- on life experience, natural wonders, the power of colour and form -- animates these images and inspires viewers to take time for contemplation and delight."
Jurors: Stephanie Dickey, Brian Hoad
Organizer: Alejandro Arauz
Documentation: Chris Miner
More info: www.printpulse30.com