Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago
McCormick Gallery,
McCormick Gallery,
NIV ART CENTER, INDIA
Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi
Joan Grona Gallery
Interview
McCormick Gallery,
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago
Not Just Another Pretty Face, HPAC
NJAPF, Hyde Park Art Center
NJAPF, Hyde Park Art Center
Vermont Studio Center
Sculptures / Assemblages
 Biography-Artist Statement


Interview
L2 Kontemporary, LA
Humming Bird Press, Chicago
Art-Impact.com, works on paper
Brickton Art Center
mn gallery, Chicago
Noir gallery, Jacksonville, IL
Ossia-5 Artist Project
Slide show Flash
Corporate Commissions
Corporate Collections
Studio views
Contact Darrell Roberts/Price List
Studio Interview
Galesburg Civic Art Center
GRANTS
AWARD
ArtNews Magazine
INTERVIEW
Hinsdale Center for the Arts
Indian Hills Community  College
Collage
University of Northern Iowa
Evanston Biennial
Not Just Another Pretty Face 2010
HOTEL PALOMAR, CHICAGO
Beverly Arts Center
The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago
TEXTURAL REAL
Interview
Paintings
Studio Slide show Flash
Sculptures
Sculptures
ZHOU B ART CENTER
IN-SYNC WITH… DARRELL ROBERTS
Identity Discourse : HPAC
Chicago Studio
Langham Hotel, Chicago
Video Interviews
Texas Studios
NJAPF 2013
Darrell in his studio
Abstract Paintings
Abstract Paintings
Abstract Paintings
Abstract Paintings
Bangladesh Residency
365 DAYS ARTISTS Interview
SAIC


ArtNews Magazine Review

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Review in ArtNews Magazine May, 2009 from Surface Matters exhibition at Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago: Darrell Roberts latter-day AbEx oil paintings, gathered in the solo show "Surface Matters", are inspired by the architecture and light of the city where he has lived since attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These heavily textured pieces are all about process: paint is applied then scraped off, more pigment is laid on and then poked and prodded as strata accumulate. Although most were small in scale, less than a foot to a side, the 17 paintings conveyed both heft and a sense of history in their variegated patinas.

There is a calculated messiness to Roberts's endeavor. From the edges of Chicago Neighborhood Series A (2007) hang globs of paint, looking precarious but not careless. Horizontals and verticals crisscross most surfaces, but the lines break and peter out and never quite form a grid.

Roberts expresses an unabashed admiration for the Actionists, and some of the works, adorned with elegant shadow-box frames clearly recalling the midcentury style, appear to emulate rather than update the movement.

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But one painting stood out. Starry Night Chicago, Reflections on the Harbor (2008), one of the largest pieces at 20 inches square, was the only monochromatic painting. By limiting himself to shades of glistening blue, Roberts drew attention to his vigorous brushstrokes. In a dramatic navy curve, one could almost see a sail bobbing on a lake. -Ruth Lopez