If you agree that there’s nothing quite like seeing artwork by a creative power couple side by side, then you’re in for a treat. Phoenix-based artists Kristin Bauer and Emmett Potter have shown work together before, but not since the closing of their Scottsdale pop-up Squeeze Gallery. This month, the duo shows new work in "Mixed Messages" at Modified Arts.
Both artists work in a variety of media and draw inspiration from pop culture. Potter’s latest work focuses on mass marketing and consumerism -- as well as humor, love, and blindness -- through contemporary comic book and pop culture imagery. Bauer’s new artwork includes a series of references to iconic artistic and literary works, which she interprets in a multi-paneled installation. With it, she poses the question: “Does time and our understanding of artistic and cultural human evolution move forward in a linear aspect, do we circle back in on ourselves, or does our cultural movement through time form quizzical lines through which new shapes and form emerge when scattered points of the past and present combine?”