“Intensity (Not) Purity”
Samantha Rodriguez + Nicholas Gutierrez
July 21 – August 12, 2017
Opening reception: Third Friday, July 21, 6-9pm
Artist reception: First Friday, August 4, 6-10pm


Samantha Rodriguez and Nicholas Gutierrez are two process-based artists. This show is a culmination of similar artistic style, aesthetics and research methods for creating a body of work. With interest in collage and found imagery, and roots in drawing and printmaking, both artists develop their own separate visual languages that still have the means to communicate with each other.

Samantha Rodriguez is a process based artist originally from Tucson, Arizona. She makes work dealing with mundanity, boredom, and the anxiety that ensues from a puncture in our often systematic and completely scheduled lives. Embracing nihilist philosophy, critical theory, and an art historical approach, Rodriguez desires to create a connection with the intellectual and the emotional through reference and repetition. Samantha graduated from Arizona State University in 2017, with concurrent degrees in Art History (BA) and Drawing (BFA).

Nicholas Gutierrez was born in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Arizona State University. He received a BFA in drawing and currently resides in Tempe making work from home. He has two cats and tries to maintain a healthy diet of vegetables and beer.

Gallery Hours:
Local First Arizona staff:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery staff:
First Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Third Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Or by appointment, scheduled by E-mail.

Modified Arts
407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004