Turtel Onli

Program Overview
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Turtel Onli

July 7 - October 3, 2020

*Residency dates are subject to change due to public health guidelines around the re-opening of the organization.

Turtle Onli‘s practice embraces creativity, culture, and commerce. Onli founded B.A.G. the Black Arts Guild to facilitate the transition from youthful talented art students into emerging professionals and life-long visual artists. B.A.G. was also a think-tank where the idea of “Rhythmism” as a future-primitif approach to the visual arts germinated and multidisciplinary cross-applications of artistic techniques were shared. During his residency at the Art Center, Onli plans to focus on using airbrushing techniques to expand on his Rhythmistic Quilts, a collection of textile-wall hangings that are a re-contextualization of traditional icons associated with a wide range of world-cultures.