I often find myself obsessing over things that many people overlook. Derelict signs stripped of neon. A bike rack on a public sidewalk. Strings of holiday lights cascading from a ceiling. A cast iron radiator affixed to a wall. I am drawn to the latent functionality of these objects – the glimmer of a possible purpose in an otherwise inert being. There is a strange beauty in this limbo, when entities are caught between something and nothing, between a point and pointlessness.
Ryan Goolsby holds a BFA from the University of North Texas in Denton, and and MFA from the North Texas Christian University at Fort Worth. He lives and works in Dallas, Texas. His work has been shown at 500X, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, The Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University, Liliana Bloch Gallery, AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Museum of Geometric Art and Madi Art in Dallas, and Artspace 111 in Fort Worth.
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