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Ryan Goolsby

Untitled (Step)

2013, Wood, paint, 5"w x 56"h x 5"d

This current series was born accidentally. It started as a project to construct frames that did not follow normal conventions—they bent around corners, drooped over pedestals, and weaved through doorways. It soon occurred to me that I had no ambition to make photographs to fill them; it was the frames themselves that held my interest.

The series became an investigation into color and shape: experimenting with how colors reflect, the way the white sections blend with the gallery walls leaving the color to float in space and the interaction of two colors.

The process is a cross between machine prec-sion and the handmade. Starting as sketches, the files are redrawn on a computer. The final output is a laser-cut wood pattern that I refine and paint to become a three-dimensional representation of the initial sketch. As a photographer, this process appeals to me because of its ability to be serially made.

Ryan Goolsby - Untitled (Step)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.