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Denis Phillips


Denis Phillips is every sort of artist: he flows comfortably between abstraction and realism, moves easily from the Renaissance of restoration work and making frames to the Space Age of creating his own computer-generated prints and synthesizer music.  “I like the change,” he once told me of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting too routine…

To celebrate the gallery he and wife Bonnie began 50 years ago, Denis Phillips will be exhibiting a new body of hard-edge abstracts this month. Ann Poore sat down with him to talk about life and art in the March 2015 edition of 15 Bytes.

, a graduate of the University of Utah, is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine.

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  1. What a wonderful sense of some of the history of the fine art market here in Salt Lake City. As I read it I found myself hearing it in my mind with Dennis’s casual low key tone of voice. Great article.

  2. But why can’t Denis still make the sandals like he did on 9th and 9th in the 60’s. He had a whole wooden barrel full of them, and Lee Deffebach was helping him.

    He’s the last of the true Haight street guys, like Lee, Don, Doug etc. I miss those times.

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