"All y'all kick-ass independent explorers and appreciators of the American born Rhythmistic Visual art genre are welcome to share in my home. "The Rhythmic-Zone"."
During the early part of Onli's creative practice, an experimental psychologist at the former Michael Reese Medical Center of Chicago declared that Onli had mastered combining chaos and order in his art. She found this early virtuosity disturbing yet promising. At the time Onli was 19 years old. See.....he has been at this a long time.
Later Onli sent, from Paris, slides of his art to a influential gallery in the River West District of Chicago. The owner responded with an urgent positive interest to handle his work But when he returned to Chicago to meet her she was shocked to see he was a 24 year old Black male. She shouted: "No way you did this art! You are a fraud!" Then she had her gallery's muscle to remove him from the gallery.
She was not ready to accept that Blacks could rock the visual art work on merit, vision, skill, creativity and intelligence in the alpha-prime context. So she blocked that move. She was so limited. Poor baby!!!!