The fastest increasing quantity on this planet is the amount of information we are generating. This glut of information has given rise to an evermore disposable culture. The excess of visual communication accompanied by a constant barrage of mass media has created a vast array of social issues.

The works in SHATTER are a reflection on the frenetic world in which we live. For this show the artist has created 12 new paintings in which he attempts to confront his overwhelming emotions triggered by the excess of  information…unfortunately, his feelings are often self-created.

Goolsby commits to a consistent and rigorous studio practice. He delves into a process which uses almost no found materials, creating all of the collage-based elements of his paintings from scratch. This exploration includes a series of multi-step processes that have taken approximately one year to complete.

The results, according to the artist, intend to convey the implications, associated with finding order (or not) in a society that seems to no longer be able to focus.

Aside from his role as a contemporary artist, Goolsby is also a family man, he is a father, husband and former NCAA basketball player. He works a full time design job, has created packaging a logo designs that are probably in your house right now. As a result he regularly finds himself in situations where he is interacting with multiple streams of information at the same time, leading to feelings of uneasiness and complexity.
SHATTER opens Saturday November 23rd 2013 and will run through January 02nd 2014. This is Goolsby’s first solo exhibition at Circuit12 Contemporary. For more information or to preview the works please contact the gallery at 214-760-1212 or via email at