Nov 26, 2010

DECEMBER ART EVENTS

DECEMBER ART EVENTS
Cornelia Arts 
Holiday Show
Fri. Dec. 3, 6 – 9 pm,
Sat. Dec. 4, 11 am – 5 pm
Sun. Dec. 5, 11 am – 5 pm
Three dates only!
 
Home for the Holidays 
@ August House
Reception Fri. Dec. 10, 6 – 9 pm
Through Dec 31

St. Nick’s Top Picks 
@ Eyeporium Gallery
Reception Sat. Dec. 11, noon – 5 pm
Through Jan 5

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Cornelia Arts Holiday Show
Fri. Dec. 3, 6 – 9 pm,
Sat. Dec. 4, 11 am – 5 pm
Sun. Dec. 5, 11 am – 5 pm
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
Entrance at Cornelia and Ravenswood, (west side of Metra Tracks).
Three Days Only!
Featuring hand-made art and fine craft by Cornelia Building resident artists and the hallways full of other Chicago area artists and artisans!  
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Home for the Holidays 
@ August House
Opening Reception: 
Fri. Dec. 10, 6 – 9 pm
2113 W Roscoe, Chicago
Show runs Dec 3 – 31.
Gallery Hours: 
Tue. – Sun., Noon – 6 pm
Featuring artwork and hand-made gifts by 24 Chicago artists and artisans.
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St. Nick’s Top Picks 
@ Eyeporium Gallery
Opening Reception: 
Sat. Dec. 11, noon -  5 pm
Eyeporium Gallery @ Eyewant
1431 N Milwaukee, Chicago
Show runs Dec 11 – Jan 5.
Gallery Hours: 
Mon - Fri , noon - 7 pm
Sat, noon - 5 pm
Featuring artwork and gifts by local artists; Tony Fitzpatrick, Jason Brammer, Elke Claus, Nancy Deal, Ken Gold, Jason Messinger, Teresa Petersen, Charlie B. Thorne, Bruce Riley, Doug Stapleton, Scott Wills, and Joey Wozniak.  

Nov 6, 2010

Nov. 19 - Open House @ Cornelia Arts Bldg.

 
November Open House 
@ Cornelia Arts Building
On Friday Night, Nov. 19, from 6  - 10pm, the Cornelia Arts Building at 1800 West Cornelia celebrates its annual November Open House. Featuring the work of over 20 of the building artists and artisans in their working art studios. Jason Messinger continues his Guest Artist Showcase with oil paintings by Joey Wozniak in studio #204. 
CAB November Open House
Fri. Nov. 19 6-10 pm
1800 West Cornelia, 
entrance on Ravenswood.

Oct 29, 2010

Art Loop Open Prizes Awarded

Art Loop Open Prizes Awarded
Chicago's Art Loop Open ended the first half of the show with awards given to the top three most popular pieces by public vote, and twelve additional prizes. 
In the next half of the show, the artworks are offered for sale. Sale prices will be listed by each work. All 190 pieces remain up in their respective venues through November 12th. 
Popular Vote: 
1st: John Dempsey: "The Great American Landscape" (Painting) $25,000
2nd: Daniel Lavitt: Till We Meet Again (Sculpture) $15,000
3rd: Joseph Ivacic: Staying Connected (Sculpture) $10,000
The additional awards are as follows:
  • The Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Representational Art
Presented and judged by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, this $5,000 cash prize is awarded to the artist with the best ‘representational work.’
Winner: Renee McGinnis: Park 60654 (Painting)
  • The WIT Prize
Presented and judged by theWit Hotel, this $5,000 cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work best reflects the concept of ‘WIT’- the power of thinking and reasoning, intellectual and perceptive, humor and intelligence.
Winner: Younghwan Choi: My Dear Friend (Installation)
  • 3Arts Prize
Awarded by 3Arts, this $2,000 cash prize reflects 3Arts’s mission of supporting women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities whose work evinces a fearless, distinctive artistic voice and embodies the dynamic, risk-taking qualities that make Chicago artists second to none.
Winner: Catherine Jacobi: Forgetting (Sculpture)
  • Art Chicago | NEXT Prize
The winning artist, selected by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), will have his/her artwork exhibited in the Chicago Artists’ Coalition booth at Art Chicago/NEXT April 28 - May 2, 2011.
Winner: Duncan Anderson: Amputee with First Day of School (Collage)
  • Artropolis Prize
The winning artist, selected by MMPI, will receive an extended exhibition within a public space at the Merchandise Mart from November 2010 through the duration of Artopolis in the spring of 2011.
Winner: Bernard Williams: Buffalo Chart (Installation)
  • One of A Kind Prize
The winning artist, selected by MMPI, will receive a booth at the 2010 One of A Kind Show, December 2 – 5, 2010.
Winner: Lynn Basa: Lotus Lake 4 (Painting)
  • Hard Rock Hotel Prize
The winning artist, selected by the Hard Rock Hotel, will exhibit a piece and/or collection of their work for one year in one of the hotel’s suites, along with an opening reception at the suite and a two-night stay. 
Winner: Kip Pasta: 'Cityscape' (Sculpture)
  • The CADA Choice (four awards)
The Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA) is an arts organization comprised of the city’s foremost visual arts dealers. One winning artist was chosen by each of four galleries – Catherine Edelman Gallery, Packer Schopf Gallery, Roy Boyd Gallery and Perimeter Gallery – for a one-month exhibit in their respective galleries during the next twelve months.
Catherine Edelman Gallery Winner:
Brad Pogatetz: Washburne Trade School (Photography)

Packer Schopf Gallery Winner:
Aaron Delehanty: Flock 'Visible City' (Painting)

Roy Boyd Gallery Winner:
Andrew Holmquist: The Formation of a Rainbow (Painting)

Perimeter Gallery Winner:
Roland Oria: REFUSE (Multi-Media)

  • The Palmer House Hotel Prize
The winning artist, selected by the Palmer House Hotel, will receive $1,500 and be invited to exhibit a piece and/or collection of their work for one year in one of the hotel’s suites, along with an opening reception at the suite and a two-night stay.
Winner: Jim Newberry: Momentum Mori Memorial Ghost Riders (Photography)

Congratulations to all the artists and the Chicago Loop Alliance and Chicago Artist's Coalition for the success of this first annual show, and to Chicago's public for their enthusiasm and support.

All Art will now be on Sale from  October 30 - November 12.
See full list of artwork for art locations and artist info: Artist List 
Prices will be affixed to each piece of art. 
First come first served! Please email sales@artloopopen.com to make your purchase.

Oct 27, 2010

3-D 12: One Day Event - Fri., 6-10pm

3-D 12: 
Chicago Sculptors
Pop Up / Tear Down / Installation
One Night Only
Friday, October 29th, 
6 - 10 pm

Gilchrist, Gray, Hicks, Ho, Kamhi, MacRoberts, Peterson, Putnam, Steele, Stone

Performance - 8pm
Alan Emerson Hicks
Space 900 

1040 West Huron

Party at 760 following performances
760 N Milwaukee


Interactive Installation
Please bring a donation of used clothing

Oct 26, 2010

Art Loop Open Expands to 11 contestants

This just in: 11 Artists Make it to Finals..have you voted yet for your favorite?
Vote once for your favorite piece among the top 11.

Bernard Williams: Buffalo (Installation) ALO179
Block 37
Catherine Jacobi: Forgetting (Sculpture) ALO82
Block 37
Daniel Lavitt: Till We Meet Again (Sculpture) ALO104
Chicago French Market - MetraMarket
Giovanni Arce: Bush (Painting) ALO6
Block 37
Jeffrey Conroy: Koodoo (Sculpture) ALO36
theWit
John Dempsey: "The Great American Landscape" (Painting) ALO40
Macy's
Joseph Ivacic: Staying Connected (Sculpture) ALO81
Hotel Burnham
Lauren Brescia: Surprise... (Installation) ALO22
Block 37
Len Upin: Helen (Work on Paper) ALO176
theWit Hotel
Steve Hamann: History of 'Bad at Sports' (Work on Paper) ALO64
theWit Hotel
Yva Neal: WAKA: Wall Altat of Kismet Abundance (Installation) ALO139
W Chicago - City Center

Voting begins October 22nd at 12pm and ends October 28th at 8pm. Top prize winners announced October 29th.

Oct 21, 2010

TODAY Meet the Artists - Oct. 21., 5:30-8pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
Tonight, Thur. Oct. 21 
5:30 - 8 pm
Last Day to Vote!
You could WIN a trip to HAWAII!
Chicago’s inaugural Art Loop Open, a major new art competition, continues the First Round of Public Voting, (ending TODAY, Thur., Oct. 21 at 8 pm). Visit and vote at 3 or more venues October 15 - 21 and be entered to win a trip to Hawaii courtesy of the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau! 

191 local artists, selected by jury from over 800 entries, are on display at the ten official Art Loop Open venues: Block 37, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Hotel Burnham, Macy’s, Merchandise Mart, French Market - Metra Mart, Palmer House, Hotel Allegro, theWit Hotel, and W Chicago-City Center. Together these iconic venues create a web of instantly connected neighborhood galleries, open and free to the public. Together these works show the wide range of talents Chicago has to offer!

During the First Round of voting, visitors can vote for as many art pieces as they’d like, via Smart Phone Application or Text Message. Info on voting is at each venue. Block 37 hosts many of the artworks as well as the "HUB 37" pedway-level interactive area, where you can see thumbnails of all works and their locations, and plan out your visit with high tech tools. Artists are competing in over $60,000 in cash and other prizes, with top cash prizes awarded by the public.

Jason Messinger's artwork “Sympathies” (a 5' x 9' tile mural) on display at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St.,  - across from Potters's Lounge bar.

For more information about the inaugural Art Loop Open, including location map, and interactive guides, please visit

List of artists / artwork / locations:

Oct 6, 2010

Art Loop Open: Loop Art Crawl

Loop Art Crawl 
Friday, Oct. 15, 
5 - 8 p.m.
@ 10 venues throughout the Loop 

Art Loop Open
October 15 – 29

Chicago’s inaugural Art Loop Open, a major new art competition judged by the public, will launch with a festive Loop Art Crawl throughout the downtown area, Friday, October 15, from 5-8 p.m.

191 local artists, selected by an esteemed jury from a pool of 800 entries, will be on display at the ten official Art Loop Open venues: Block 37, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, Hotel Burnham, Macy’s, Merchandise Mart, French Market/Metra Mart, Palmer House, Hotel Allegro, theWit Hotel, and W Chicago-City Center. Together these iconic venues will create a web of instantly connected neighborhood galleries, open and free to the public. 

On October 15th, the public is encouraged to visit each venue and begin voting for their favorite artworks, while enjoying specially-priced “Artini” cocktails and other offerings. Many of the artists will be on hand that evening to discuss their works. Artists are competing in over $60,000 in cash and other prizes, with top cash prizes awarded by the public.

Jason Messinger’s 5' x 9' tile mural “Sympathies” will be on display at the Palmer House, at 17 E. Monroe Street. 

From Oct. 15 - 21, the public is urged to participate in the First Round of voting, at which time they can vote once in support of as many pieces as they’d like. Viewers will have access to a wealth of information about the Artists and the work available to them via the web site, traditional print materials and through specially designed technology accessible through their smart phones and social media applications, including technologies that will enable audiences to engage with art, artists and venues through innovative mapping tools, virtual dialogues, and extensions to artists’ studios. Viewers can also follow ALO through Facebook and Twitter. 


For more information about the inaugural Art Loop Open, visit
ArtLoopOpen.com

List of all the artists and their work and location:
ArtLoopOpen.com/artists-list 

Sep 20, 2010

Cornelia Arts Building October Open House


Coinciding with the Ravenwood Art Walk,
the Cornelia Arts Building will host its
24th annual October Open House,
featuring the artwork of over 30 artists and artisans
in their working art studios.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
OCTOBER 2 & 3
11 am - 5 pm 
Cornelia Arts Building
1800 West Cornelia, 
entrance on Ravenswood
CorneliaArtsBuilding.com
 

Cornelia's Open Houses are a unique opportunity to "meet the artists" in their working studios. This year, they are a featured participant in Chicago Artists' Month and the only ALL artist/artisan studio building participating in the Ravenswood arts tour. Their family-friendly events offer an inside look into how and where art is made and highlights the contribution of local artists to Chicago's urban cultural scene.

 

The Cornelia Arts Building is Venue #48 on the Ravenswood ArtWalk (RAW) 9th annual Tour of Arts & Industry. Maps for the arts tour will also be available on site, most locations are convenient to public transportation and we encourage you to bike the Corridor! Learn more about the arts tour at: RavenswoodArtWalk.org
  
 
Jason Messinger, studio #204, will have Guest Showcase Artist Joey Wozniak, showing work using his signature layered hand-cut stencil and palette-applied oil paint technique.
JasonMessingerART.com
New Art of Joey Wozniak on Crazy8Art.com

Participating Artists at the October Open House Include:
Doug Birkenheuer • Anthony Bowers • Veronica Bruce • Jeff Bryner • Nancy Charak • Jui Desai • Tor Dettwiler • Katherine Drake-Chial • FOTA • Lauren Harlowe • Beth Kamhi • Jeremiah Ketner • Basia Król • Alley Maranto • Teresa Matchett • Jason Messinger • Greg Milne • Joan Minsky • Alexandra Paez-Quijano • James Parenti • Emily Rapport • Darrell Roberts • Judith Roth (Guest) • Emily Roynesdal • Roberta Schlesinger • Judith Schumacher • Johannah Silva (Guest) • Scott Simons • Eric Steele • Andrew Steiner (Guest) • Tiffany Stronsky • Kevin Swallow • Tracy Syperski • Alexander von Agoston • Eric Weinstein • Joey Wozniak (Guest) • Judy Zeddies


Sep 14, 2010

Danny Mansmith at LillStreet Art Center

DANNY MANSMITH
SOLO EXHIBITION AND FEATURED EVENTS

    Danny Mansmith Self-Portrait 2010
The gallery at Lillstreet Art Center will host an exhibit by Danny Mansmith 
from September 17 to October 8, 2010.

Danny Mansmith is a self-taught artist who works with fiber and mixed-media, who was also named a Breakout Artist by Newcity in 2009. He is known for being a prolific creator who uses fabric, sewing machines, sharpies, paper cut-outs, and many other materials to create a world uniquely his own.


There are several events associated with this exhibit including an opening reception and live gallery event.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, September 17, 2010 
from 6-9 PM 
Opening reception of the Danny Mansmith Exhibition.  
Refreshments will be served and live music will be provided by Graham Nelson. 
 
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL
773-769-4226
gallery@lillstreet.com
Reviews of Danny Mansmith's Work on this blog: 


 

Aug 6, 2010

Double Art Show at Eyeporium Gallery


Eyeporium Gallery has done it again by conjoining two fantastic shows of artists in one unique space.

In Revisionists' Realities, three collage artists share both an appealing magical aesthetic and masterful craftsmanship. Featuring the new work by ArtistsOfChicago favorite Kass Copeland, as well as intimate and evocative collages by Chicago artists Michael Pajon, and Doug Stapleton.


In the same space, a large-scale installation by Toni Damkoehler titled Kitschy Koo. These hexagonal prints question modern celebrity by joining graphic images of stylized bees with Princess Diana in works that plunge much deeper than their glossy surfaces.


Show runs now through September 1st
Eyeporium Gallery
1431 N Milwaukee, Chicago

Eyeporium Gallery on Artslant


Image: Space Dreamer by Kass Copeland

Jun 8, 2010

See work by Jason Messinger & Joey Wozniak

Missed the Cornelia Arts Open House? A fine selection of artwork is still available! Come for a private viewings of work by Jason Messinger and Joey Woznaik for the next seven days. Make your appointment today by calling Jason at (773)255-0993.

May 20, 2010

Friday and Saturday - Cornelia Arts Open House

Cornelia Arts Building May Open House 
and "Urbs in Horto" show
Fri. May 21, 6 - 10 pm
Sat. May 22, 11  - 3 pm (limited # artists open)
1800 West Cornelia, at Ravenswood, Chicago, IL


On Friday May 21, 6 - 10 pm, local painter Joey Wozniak will be the special guest artist in the studio of Jason Messinger at the Cornelia Arts Building May Open House.  Over 35 artists will be open for the Friday night event in a fun and free event showcasing artwork in a variety of mediums, held in the working studios of Cornelia Arts Building artists and artisans.


An additional special feature of this building-wide open-house event is 
"Urbs in Horto" - local artists inspired by the City in a Garden
a curated hallway exhibit featuring resident artists' interpretation of the City of Chicago's official Latin motto. This first floor hallway show of paintings, drawings, photography, and other artwork leads into two full floors of artists in their working art studios.


On Sat. May 22, 11 - 3 pm, a limited number of artists will be open for the "Second Chance Open House."


Cornelia Arts Building May Open House
Fri. May 21, 6 - 10 pm
Sat. May 22, 11  - 3 pm (limited # artists open)
1800 West Cornelia, at Ravenswood, Chicago, IL


Image list - from top
River Scape - Jason Messinger
Humid August - Joey Wozniak
Night Drive - Jason Messinger
Cross Pollination - Joey Wozniak

May 10, 2010

Joey Wozniak guest artist @ Cornelia Arts May 21 Open House

Cornelia Arts Building May Open House
and "Urbs in Horto" show
- featuring guest artist Joey Wozniak
Fri. May 21, 6 - 10 pm

Sat. May 22, 11  - 3 pm (limited # artists open)
1800 West Cornelia, at Ravenswood, Chicago, IL



On Friday May 21, 6 - 10 pm, local painter Joey Wozniak will be the special guest artist in the studio of Jason Messinger at the Cornelia Arts Building May Open House.


Jason Messinger inaugurates his new "Featured Guest Artist" spot with local celebrity artist Joey Wozniak, who's oil paintings have been a draw for many of Mr. Messinger's curated art shows, including the highly celebrated Crazy 8 show.


Joey Wozniak will be showing new oil paintings in his signature style using thickly-applied and scrapped paints in combination with hand-stenciled imagery.


Over 35 artists will be open for the Friday night event in a fun and free event showcasing artwork in a variety of mediums, held in the working studios of Cornelia Arts Building artists and artisans. Artwork is for sale and includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, print making, ceramics, mixed media, apparel, and jewelry. Steps from Roscoe Village shopping, and convenient to the CTA - two blocks from Brown Line Addison stop, with free parking available in front of building and near by in neighborhood.


An additional special feature of this building-wide open-house event is 
"Urbs in Horto" - local artists inspired by the City in a Garden
a curated hallway exhibit featuring resident artists' interpretation of the City of Chicago's official Latin motto. This first floor hallway show of paintings, drawings, photography, and other artwork leads into two full floors of artists in their working art studios.


On Sat. May 22, 11 - 3 pm, a limited number of artists will be open for the "Second Chance Open House," including the studio of Jason Messinger, showing Joey Wozniak.


Jason Messinger will be showing new original tile murals. All tiles are available individually, rather than only as larger sets, repeating the great success of his recent solo show at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Besides new art tiles, the artist is introducing new modestly priced gifts; including new playing card sets, postage stamps, and posters. Also on view are Jason Messinger's drawings, paintings in watercolor and ink, and sculpture.




Cornelia Arts Building May Open House
Fri. May 21, 6 - 10 pm
Sat. May 22, 11  - 3 pm (limited # artists open)
1800 West Cornelia, at Ravenswood, Chicago, IL

Artists Open Friday Night include:

Artists Open Saturday include:
See more of Wozniak's work at:

See more of Messinger's work at

Image list - from top
Night - Joey Wozniak
Parade - Joey Wozniak
Noon - Joey Wozniak  
Dog Lands - Joey Wozniak
Beautiful City II - Jason Messinger
City Sunset - Jason Messinger
Calendar Year - Jason Messinger  
Blooms - Jason Messinger  
Sunny Window - Joey Wozniak
 

Apr 29, 2010

The Return of 'Birds I Have Known' @ August House Studio

The Return of “Birds I Have Known”
August House Studios

Opening Receptions:
Fri. May 7, 6 - 9 pm
Sat. May 8, 6 – 9 pm
Sun. May 9, 3 – 6 pm

Over 90 artists showcase their unique interpretation of the birdhouse. Join Jason Messinger and over 30 of the other artists Friday night, or come to one of other free reception dates and see the work first hand.

August House Studio
2113 W Roscoe, Chicago
Show runs May 7 – 29, 2010
Gallery hours wed-sun; 12 noon to 5pm

Apr 17, 2010

'Old Hills' Edward Master at Las Manos Gallery


Viewers may remember Edward Master's large-scale paper wall pieces, first introduced at the Crazy 8 show and reviewed here, with their cascading fields of vibrant patterns, exuberantly detailed forms stitched together into landscapes of pattern and huge shield-like shapes. One of the many references one might take from them was a fleeting sense of aerial views.


In "Old Hills", an installation of eight sculptures currently presented at The Evidence Against Us, a group show at the Los Manos Gallery, Master returns to the obsessively detailed while expanding this sense of the landscape from above. The artist creates, in miniature, glacial mountains from arctic landscapes, including a timely lava-flowing volcano. Presented handsomely on a low white pedestal, the work creates a swooning sense of seeing a mountain landscape from high above.


Unlike the brightly colorful paper pieces, these small wool mountains explore an astonishing range of similar muted cool color tones, creating a verisimilitude to the natural world in their color restraint. The use of carefully chosen colored embroidery threads add even more detail to these three-dimensional constructions. This sense of cool ice and ground is visually exploded by the juxtaposition of one larger mountain covered with varying shades of red, and the speckled red 'lava' on others, creating a visual shock to the eye that both subdues and enhances the reference to the real world.


These fabric sculptures are constructed from recycled wool sweaters, cut into small jagged strips, then soaked and hand-dyed with acrylic paints thinned with water. Each small felted-wool strip is painstakingly hand-stitched with embroidery thread into larger plate-like shapes, backed with fabric, then sewn together around hidden interior wire forms, creating beautifully abstracted mountains.


Beside a conceptual irony and humor in presenting hard mountains and earth in soft wool, and conflating the gigantic into the small, the work reveals an aesthetic delight in the real world. As individual pieces, each is a wonder of detail and beauty, as a whole they present a startling prescient sense of the power and majesty in geologic forms.

While beyond the scope of this review, the entire group show is quite interesting and handsomely curated, and should be seen before it ends next Sunday April 25th.

The Evidence Against Us
Edward Master and other artists
Las Manos Gallery
Show ends this April 25th.  
5220 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-8910
Hours: Sat and Sun 12-5, or by appointment
Las Manos Gallery
Las Manos Gallery BLOG 

Edward Master on Crazy 8 

Apr 6, 2010

Jason Messinger Artist Talks at GoggleWorks Center for Arts


Chicago Artist Jason Messinger will be giving artist talks throughout the day at the GoggleWorks Second Sunday building-wide open-house event in April. 


Come out to hear the artist speak about his work, or stop by anytime for informal Q and A with the artist. 
Symbols & Sympathies
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street, Reading PA
Sunday, April 11
Artist Talks: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Informal Q and A : 11 am  4 pm
Show runs through April 18
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts


Symbols & Sympathies features Jason Messinger's signature ceramic tile murals and unique ceramic sculpture. The artwork explores the boundary between abstraction and representation, with the viewer becoming complicit in the 'meaning' of the work. All artwork at this exhibition are for sale, and for the first time ever, collectors may buy tiles individually - rather than only as sets - to make their own individualized mural. 

This solo show of signature ceramic tile murals and ceramic sculpture by Jason Messinger is scheduled to coincide with the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts 44th Annual Conference held in nearby Philadelphia, PA  NCECA 2010, 44TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
March 31-April 3, 2010 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


This program partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Review and Listings: 
Reading Eagle NEW 
BCTV.org Listing 
 ArtSlant Listing

Mar 18, 2010

Darrell Roberts


Darrell Roberts's paintings are visual candy. Lush in color to the point of optical intensity, the works churn and vibrate with tension and release. The surfaces are more sculptural than flat picture plane, with surfaces almost vertiginous in their thickly applied strokes and sharply chiseled irregularities. 


Abstract in the purest and most classical sense, they maintain a sense of internal regularity that makes them a visual feast for the eyes. In the tradition of sculpture, their ever-present materiality confronts us. Roberts regulates not only the thickness of the paint, but the granularity of the surface itself. With colors that burn with intensity, and forms that practically beg our fingers to stroke their unbridled surfaces, each piece becomes a micro-landscape of almost hallucinogenic perception. If Darrell Roberts work was a drug, it would be a Schedule I psychedelic. Luckily for us, art is still unregulated by the DEA.




Darrell Roberts studio is in the Cornelia Arts Building, and his work is represented through the McCormick Gallery

Darrell-Roberts.com
ThomasMcCormick.com
CorneliaArtsBuilding.com 
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