Humboldt Area Foundation Hosting ‘Connecting to the Past’ Printmaking Exhibit
This is a press release from the Humboldt Area Foundation:
On display November 2, 2018 through April 2019, Humboldt Area Foundation will be hosting Connecting to the Past, a solo exhibit by local student artist Pedro Uribe Godoy. Marrying the visual languages of street art and ancient Aztec and Mayan imagery, Godoy’s prints combine vibrant hues and hieroglyphs together to express a personal narrative about the artist’s process of reconnecting to his Mexican roots. “Even though I was born in Mexico, my mother and father migrated to California when I was a year old. When I lost my mother in 2015 I felt even more disconnected to my culture, which has led me to connect through my art,” states Godoy. “I feel that everything one does as an artist needs to be personal in order for the work to be honest.”
Through his prints, Godoy uses his research of codices of hieroglyphs found in Mexico and Central America to explore language and color, bridging the gap between his heritage and present cultural influences. “The few codices that survived the inquisition in Mexico show a limited palette of colors that they used. What I try to do is blend and make lighter more vibrant colors which catch your attention, just like graffiti catches your attention while driving or walking by.”
Humboldt Area Foundation invites the community to visit the Community Center, located at 363 Indianola Road in Bayside, to enjoy Pedro Uribe Godoy’s works during an opening reception to be hosted from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, November 9, 2018. Connecting to the Past will be on display for public viewing Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm through April 30, 2019.
Vera Vietor established the Humboldt Area Foundation in 1972. Since then, more than $70 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in Humboldt, Del Norte, Curry and Trinity counties. Humboldt Area Foundation promotes and encourages generosity, leadership and inclusion to strengthen our communities.