Brazos Gallery and the HFPA Department present PARALLEL: the sculpture of Ryan Goolsby. The exhibition opens March 2nd and closes March 20th. There will be a reception and artist talk on Wednesday March 4th from 12p-1p in Brazos Gallery. Please join us in the gallery or stop by for a visit. All artwork is courtesy of Liliana BLOCH Gallery. www.lilianablochgallery.com
As I try to turn my gaze away from the art world, I end up seeing it in everything else I look at. This body of work comes directly from my previous work influenced by scientific documentation (and our our faith as laypeople in symbols we do not understand based on a common acceptance of them as legitimate) and furthermore how one could find importance in a symbol that they may not completely understand.
In this series I took on the chart or the graph in particular. It as a symbol used to convey a set of data in a tangible way, though relatively unchanged for some time. It holds a power that extends beyond the information contained within it. This is held in its form. Because of the extensive use of charts and graphs to convey hard facts, the information is no longer necessary to give the form an aura of importance; rather the empty chart becomes a symbol in itself.
Ryan Goolsby was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma January 7th, 1976 and grew up in Texas from the age of 5. He began to make photographs in high school, which led to a degree in photography at the University of North Texas (Denton,TX) in 2001. He moved to New York City in 2002 and shortly thereafter he began working at Christie’s auction house as an image processor, retouching photographs in their catalogs and using their photo studios at nights and on weekends to make new work. In 2011, he returned to Texas where he enrolled at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX) and completed a MFA in Sculpture in 2014. Ryan Goolsby currently lives in Dallas and works as a Technical Manager for the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and is represented by Liliana Bloch Gallery (Dallas, TX).