Since its inception, the Zhou B Art Center has been committed to the support of Chicago artists by giving them a first class exhibition forum. Besides national and international exhibits, the Zhou B Art Center curates various exhibits throughout the year focused on our local talent. This month, we present concurrent solo exhibitions by Chicago painters Duk Ju L. Kim, Darrell Roberts and John Salhus at the main gallery of the Zhou B Art Center.
Each individual artist is deeply engaged with the physicality of paint. Duk Ju’s marks often operate as dense scaffolding that flesh out architectural spaces and forms that can be at times both interior and exterior. With saturated colors, John creates images with persisting or exaggerated colors masking a disconcerting artificiality. Entrancing layer upon layer of viscous and grainy pigments distinguish the surface of Darrell’s canvases, which present an emotive record of steady contemplation.