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August 2014 - Westword

By Michael Paglia

Review: These Four Artists Have Cracked the Code at the Sandra Phillips Gallery

Codes are the focus of four artists who are showing work at the Sandra Phillips Gallery right now in ID Series. The featured artist is Sue Simon, who is brand-new to Phillips but has been showing in Denver since the 1990s.

During that time, she has continuously explored ways to convey mathematical and scientific concepts through abstract paintings -- something of a natural development, given her background as a scientific illustrator.

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April 2014 - Westword

Best Gallery Solo Show 2014
Sandra Phillips Gallery

Ania Gola-Kumor: Moving Paint

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January 2014 - The Denver Post
By Ray Mark Rinaldi

RedLine, Sandra Phillips galleries tell the story of women artists, then and now

...Female artists actually get a better showcase at a corresponding exhibit being staged by the Sandra Phillips Gallery in the Golden Triangle. Phillips, a trailblazer herself in Denver's commercial art scene, jumped at the chance to highlight some of her female artists as a complement to RedLine. Her small group offerings prove just how far women have come.

Phillips has exceptional paintings by Maitland, including a multicolored diptych titled "Bright Red" that drapes together blues and blacks with one streak of crimson slivered down its middle...

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October, 2013 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

Fire and wood inspire a pairing at Sandra Phillips Gallery

With all of the fires and floods in the past six months, living in Colorado has had, if not a biblical quality, than at least the character of a National Geographic Channel special. Fire, as evoked by wood, is the anchor for an inspired pairing titled Truth and Consequences, now at the Sandra Phillips Gallery. Organized by director Sandra Phillips, the show comprises small- to mid-sized sculptures by Carley Warren and intimately detailed works on paper by Anna Kaye.

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May, 2013 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

These new solos from two of Colorado's best abstract artists will make you think

One of the things that keeps art interesting is the way it's constantly flowing, with various currents periodically overtaking one another and, in that way, changing established ideas. Last year, for example, a series of shows launched by the Getty Center in Los Angeles, collectively known as Pacific Standard Time, completely changed established concepts about art in the West.

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November 2012 - Denver Post
By Ray Mark Rinaldi

Denver's Sandra Phillips Gallery, a golden opportunity for art galleries

When Sandra Phillips was scouting a new home for her esteemed Denver gallery, the wish list included one thing in short supply in the cramped Santa Fe Arts District she helped establish a decade ago: sidewalks.

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October 2012 - Denver Post
By Michael Paglia

Denver's Sandra Phillips Gallery moving to Golden Triangle

The Sandra Phillips Gallery, a stalwart of the Sante Fe Arts District, has announced that it will move uptown. Starting in August, the gallery will be located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, at 420 W. 12th St., near the intersection of Elati St.

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January 2012 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

Irene Delka McCray and Barbara Groh.

Sandra Phillips has stocked her namesake gallery with the work of solid talents. The current show, Threads: Irene Delka McCray and Barbara Groh, is a case in point, putting together pieces by an important Denver artist (McCray) and those of an artist who used to live here (Groh). McCray, whose work falls into the contemporary-realist category, is an influential teacher who has spawned a virtual school of followers. In these latest paintings and drawings, she essentially abandons the figure — her former signature subject — and replaces it with elaborate and breathtakingly detailed depictions of drapery. Groh's work, mostly in the form of drawings, is completely abstract, but somehow works well with the McCrays. A set of mixed-media pieces that use clay as though it were watercolor are gorgeous. Also interesting are the fragments from an installation she did some years ago at MCA Denver, in which automatist lines in graphite were applied to paper.

Through February 25 at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, 744 Santa Fe Drive, 303-573-5969, www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com.

 

   

November 2011 - Denver Post

Anna Kaye's career got a big boost in 2008 when she began a series of meticulously realized charcoal drawings exploring the menacing beauty, destructive power and stark aftermath of Colorado's forest fires.

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November 2011 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

Touch of Earth duet reflects on Colorado's wildfires and landscapes

Sometimes the exhibition calendar seems to have a mind of its own, which is periodically revealed when there is a critical mass of shows on the same or similar topics all being mounted around the same time. This season, there have been many shows featuring unconventional views of Colorado. Some of the featured artists include Rick Dula, Chuck Forsman, Kevin O'Connell, Danae Falliers and Robert Adams. Now we can add the duet Touch the Earth, at the Sandra Phillips Gallery to the list.

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September 2011 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

Summer's End: See these shows before the season ends
Featuring Virginia Maitland at Sandra Phillips Gallery

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July 2011 - Denver Post
By Kyle MacMillan

Clay's day in the spotlight: Summer shapes up as ceramics season in Denver galleries, Denver Art Museum

Masters of Clay Review

Although the Sandra Phillips Gallery also shows painting, drawing and other media, it has put a particular emphasis on ceramic artists, especially longtime veterans of the Colorado scene, such as Maynard Tischler, who taught at the University of Denver for more than 40 years.

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May 2011 - Denver Post
By Kyle MacMillan

Fantastical Frank Sampson paintings on view in solo Denver exhibit

In the A&E section of the past two Sundays, The Denver Post highlighted its picks for this area's top 12 artists who are 35 and younger.

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November 2010 - Westword
By Michael Paglia

Abstraction 2010: Ania Gola-Kumor, is on view at the Sandra Phillips Gallery.

 

October 29, 2010 - The Denver Post
A Winning Duo
By Kyle MacMillan

Two of the region's top veteran painers - Ania Gola-Kumor and Andrew Speer - are featured in a show...

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October 8, 2010 - The Denver Post

Anna Kaye's exhibit extended at Sandra Phillips
By Kyle MacMillan

Anna Kaye's solo exhibition last year at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, 744 Santa Fe Drive, generated considerable buzz and completely sold out. It's not hard to understand why.

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May 25, 2010 _ Nikkei View

Margaret Kasahara’s pop art pokes at Asian stereotypes

By Gil Asakawa
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April 15, 2010 _ Dever Post

Celebrated color-field painter is back at it
Kyle MacMillan
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July 7 , 2009 - Westword

Earth/Water at the Sandra Phillips Gallery
Michael Palia
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April 4, 2009 - Denver Post

Visual Art
Kyle MacMillan
Today. Mixed media.
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March 13, 2009 - Westword

Zenith

Mark Dragotta
Lost and Found. Even a bar code can rise to the level of art.
Found-object artists bring into focus the white noise of the world, giving commonplace items a shot at more than utility.
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February 19, 2009 - Denver Post

Galleries put focus on abstract artists
Kyle MacMillan
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OCTOBER 24, 2008 - Rock Mountain News
Ceramics Scene Is All Fired Up

Mary Voelz Chandler
Phillips Gallery leads trove of exhibits in metro area by artists working in clay.

Despite the strong ceramics community in the metro area, Foothills Art Center's biennial "Colorado Clay" is the only consistent exhibition devoted to that medium.

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JUNE 26, 2008 - Rock Mountain News
A quick course in abstraction

Mary Voelz Chandler

Summer doesn't bring much fluff these days to Denver galleries, and "Abstraction" is a case in point. It's an opportunity to study serious non- representational work by artists who rarely show here.

Gallery owner Sandra Phillips asked Sally Perisho to serve as guest curator, a welcome return to the art scene for the former head of what was then known as the Center for Visual Arts.

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MARCH 14, 2008 - The Denver Post
He went digital before digital was cool

By Kyle MacMillan
Denver Post Fine Arts Critic

By the time Todd Walker retired from teaching at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1985, he was already a highly regarded photographer with works in dozens of major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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MARCH 15, 2008 - Rocky Mountain News
Focus on Photography

Mary Voelz Chandler

People in the region know the work of artist Melanie Walker, an associate professor of art at the University of Colorado.

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DECEMBER 30, 2007 - THE DENVER POST
Best of 2007: Best of art
Inside and outside new museums, these galleries, curators and exhibitors sizzled....."Masters in Clay," Sandra Phillips Gallery. By Kyle MacMillan Denver Post Fine Arts Critic.

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AUGUST 16, 2007 - THE DENVER POST
"Masters in Clay" is a solid look at Colorado's ceramists, old and new. By Kyle MacMillan Denver Post Fine Arts Critic.

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AUGUST 20, 2007 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
An artist shaped by clay - Ceramist Daniels makes sculptural form her own. By Mary Voelz Chandler.

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AUGUST 30, 2007 - WESTWORD
Masters in Clay. A must-see show features rare appearances by Colorado sculptors. By Michael Paglia.

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MARCH 17 2007 - ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Some people try to make wishes come true. Irene Delka McCray puts flesh on dreams. The paintings record things the mind wants to forget: abuse, tragedy, and unfathomable inhumanity.

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MARCH 25, 2007- THE DENVER POST
Critics Choice -

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March 17, 2005 - WESTWORD
Mel Strawn

The art world is constantly searching out fresh material, which is why there's always interest in talented artists in their twenties. But another way to come across stuff that's new is to rediscover artists who've been out of sight for a long time -- people who are typically in their seventies.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2006 - THE DENVER POST

Ruth Thomas Todd, who died Tuesday at age 96, established herself as one of abstract expressionism's pre-eminent artists, with a career that began in New York City galleries and flourished when she relocated to Denver in the 1970s.

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SEPTEMBER 2006

A retrospective featuring the work of Mel Strawn will be on view at the Denver Central Library September 18 through November 24, 2006. The show is titled All Together Now and includes work from the 1940s to current.

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AUGUST 2006

Carol Redmond's paintings were commissioned by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program for the new Hyatt Hotel.  

 

JULY 2006 - Foothills Art Center Awards

Three clay artists with the Sandra Phillips Gallery - Katie Martineau-Caron, Julie McNair, and Bebe Alexander were honored with top awards at Foothills Art Center, 2006 Colorado Clay Exhibition. Katie Martineau-Caron received the “Juror’s Choice”  top award.