Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
"I think I just made a Rhythmistic-car connection during the Italian Expo 2011 at the Bridgeport Art Center, which was held upstairs from my studio." ZOOOM!
Onli viewed the core creative work of Jimi Hendrix as moving beyond the limits of urban or regular Black music by his embrace of thems related to sci-fi or mystism. The basic unit of rhythm seemed to link larger aspects of compositions together.
Thus Onli started using the term "Rhythm" to chart a new ambitious genre. He is still working on that one.
Why imitate when one can innovate?
Brilliantly bold art critics have often addressed the innovative aspects of the Rhythmistic movement. Here the future potential of Onli's works were addressed in a review. Onli rarely would say no to a chance to show his artwork in galleries, school, stores or publications.
Projection and expression come together at these gatherings of creative visual artists, classical musicians, writers and enthusiast. The goal is to offset the asbence of Rhythmistic visual art in most commercial galleries. It is the tree in the forest that made to loud noise as others pretended not to hear. The idea of "Black" and visual genius going together is seriously surpressed. The art of Blacks is almost always limited as expressions of passions and emotions and rarley referred to as being smaple of higher cognition. We think, therefore we do. Adventures of intellect. Excursions of the mind.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Who should control how people, institutions, schools, and investors view the creative visual arts industry and practices that have proliferated since the late 20th Century? Will it be the traditional museums & institutions? Will it be upstart and vintage collectors and their organizations? Will it be educational establishments and the focus of their curriculum? Or will it flow from innovative visual artistic geniuses and their dedicated outreach & practices.
Curiously there was a panel discussion on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center Oct. 22nd forChicago Artists Month that danced around this topic. The panelists included a museum founder/executive, a City Arts Administrator, an emerging collector. Not only did the undercurrent of the dialog seem to reduce the stance or value of "the Artist" to how they related to being an asset to the needs of these entities but afterwards they left the premise without visiting the massive Artists Studios Open House and Gallery Exhibition called "Creative Cornerstones"on the 4th floor given by the Artists of East Bank, who had invited the panelists in the first place. They left on a crowed elevator. When it stopped on the floor below and the doors opened revealing part of the art on exhibit only one enlightened collector walked out to visit this important showcase & open house.