Author: Michael Bise

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The Drawing Student

  The most important task the drawing instructor must undertake for his fundamentals student, if that student is to be successful, is convince him that […]

The Drawing Student

Imitation Blues

Yesterday, listening to a prison work song from Alan Lomax’s field recordings of raw, elemental blues sung by prisoners in the Mississippi and Louisiana State […]

Imitation Blues

The Palace

  “Artists are the elite of the servant class.” -Jasper Johns The world of art, like all human endeavors, is about power and control. It […]

The Palace

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
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