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

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Mar 5, 2010

Cornelia Arts March Open House



CORNELIA ARTS MARCH OPEN HOUSE
Friday March 12, 6 - 10 pm
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago
Entrance on Ravenswood


ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Join over 30 artists in a fun reception and free event showcasing artwork in a variety of mediums, in the working studios of the Cornelia Arts Building Artists and Artisans.

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Cornelia Arts Building participants for this event include:
JASON MESSINGER,
SCOTT SIMONS,
NANCY CHARAK,
DARRELL ROBERTS,
KEVIN SWALLOW,
JOHANNAH SILVA,
TIFFANY STRONSKY,
JEFF BRYNER,
EMILY ROYNESDAL,
TRACY SYPERSKI,
GUILLERMO CARRILLO
ALLEY MARANTO,
BETH KAMHI,
BASIA KROL,
SUSANNE SIEGEL,
KATHERINE DRAKE CHIAL,
DOUG FROHMAN , ,
VANESSA HIRSCHOWITZ,
JODI RAE BROWNSTEIN,
JUDY ZEDDIES,
JAMES PARENTI,
JUDY LICHTENSTEIN,
JUDY SCHUMACHER
Matt Nichols,
Alex "Q",
Joan Minsky

Veronica Bruce

AND MORE !
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