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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

Francesca Fuchs: Losing the Edge

A few weeks ago I asked Francesca Fuchs if she would be willing to sit down with me for an interview about her work. In […]

Francesca Fuchs: Losing the Edge

The Ten List: Studio Ghosts

The Top Ten Ghosts in My Studio This Christmas I’ve been thinking about ghosts and what it means to be haunted. I don’t know much […]

The Ten List: Studio Ghosts

Holy Ghosts

I was born and raised in a radical, non-denominational church called The Message of the Hour Church. Its members believe that a man named William […]

Holy Ghosts

Art Narc: The Collector

I moved to Houston from Denton for graduate school with a copy of Baudrillard’s Symbolic Exchange and Death under one arm, The Routledge Cultural Studies […]

Art Narc: The Collector