About the Art:
Philip Denker's Sugar Glider, 2015 84 by 150 expanded PVC foam
“My current work deals with the idea of complicated yet vulnerable structures and systems. Where do these systems stay consistent, and where do they begin to collapse? I’m using pattern and ‘excessive minimalism’ as a language, influenced by the sensory overload and manipulation of Las Vegas.”
Philip Denker was born in Kansas City in 1978. He graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2002. In 2007 Philip moved to Las Vegas, NV and began showing extensively throughout the valley, including multiple solo shows at Trifecta Gallery and the Winchester cultural center with several group shows at the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center. He has also shown in Kansas City, Missouri. and Dallas, Texas with Circuit 12 Contemporary. Philip plans on moving back to Kansas City where he will pursue opportunities with a design/art collective after his residency is completed.