Author: Michael Bise

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The Alamo

Texas is the best place in the world to be an artist right now and Houston is the sharpest edge of the cultural blade. There’s […]

The Alamo

Dictators Looking at Art II

“Art that cannot rely on the joyous, heartfelt assent of the broad and healthy mass of the people, but depends on tiny cliques that are […]

Dictators Looking at Art II

Wols: A Misinterpretation

When I walked out of Toby Kamp’s exhaustively researched exhibition Wols at the Menil, I felt as if I’d just walked out of a church. […]

Wols: A Misinterpretation

Michael Bise: Life On the List, Chapter 2

The Glasstire Drawing Project presents Chapter 2 of Michael Bise’s “Life On the List,” an autobiographical comic about life on the heart transplant list. For […]

Michael Bise: Life On the List, Chapter 2

Life on the List: In the Crowd

There’s a person somewhere in Houston. They are healthy, just entering the prime of their life. They’ve left childhood but haven’t entered old age. They […]

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Fauxreal

In the five years since the graduate school gates closed behind me with a tinny clatter (I’d like to say resounding clang, but really, it […]

Fauxreal

Alice Neel at the MFAH

I come from a young family. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with my mother’s parents playing a significant role in my life. When […]

Alice Neel at the MFAH

Good Theory Can’t Save Bad Art

Marxist cultural theory could, arguably, be considered the defining feature of the intellectual movement of the contemporary art world. In the past 20 years, it […]

Good Theory Can’t Save Bad Art

The Art Guys: Dead Serious

Glasstire full disclosure: Art Guy Michael Galbreth is married to Glasstire’s founder and executive director, Rainey Knudson. Two years ago my little sister got married. […]

The Art Guys: Dead Serious

Foucault for Dummies

Christopher Knight is an idiot. I recently read his blog post on the LA Times website in which he criticizes Michelle Obama and the White […]

Foucault for Dummies

Cyborg

I went to my cardiologist the other day and, like many times before, she put a small receiver over the raised square area above my […]

Cyborg

“Get a Rope” at CTRL Gallery

“If picante sauce commercials have taught us anything, and they have, it’s that Texans know the real spice when they taste it, and won’t hesitate […]

“Get a Rope” at CTRL Gallery