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


Galesburg Civic Art Center

The Zephyr Art Review

Darrel Roberts provides viewers a chance to experience paint. He is a painter's painter's. His love of the media oozes from each small canvas. No bigger than 12"x16", but giving the illusion of a pound of paint on each color drenched piece.

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Some paintings have eight layers built up over months, some years. Marks of brush hairs and swishes of the palette knife are visible. In places, paint looks as if it were squeezed directly from a tube. The viewer may or may not like the rawness of technique buy one cannot argue with the palpable appeal to all the senses.

Beside the textures made from art tools, the artist also uses actual tactile textures such as pumice in images "Chicago Gravel Pit" and "New Chicago Construction".

There are works with recognizable subject matter, for instance, "Winter Fireplace Series." Others are more illusive such as "Chicago Rubble". Roberts draws inspiration equally from walks around Chicago construction sites and the city's parks. He is not a slave to representation by any means, rather, he interprets, abstractly, his immediate surroundings. What Roberts creates is akin to sculptural relief. The paint wraps around the canvas edges. He claims the works are equally impressive when viewed from a side angle, where the thick paint casts shadows. Each canvas, though modest in scale, is an eyeful of juicy paint and color.-Paulette Thenhaus