MBG Issue #200: A Party To End All Parties

Issue # 200A Party To End All Parties November 9, 2012 share with a friend: Steve McQueen, Current, 1999. Photo courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York /Paris; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London from the editor Since 2003 this space has been host to countless opinions, introductions and questions. A forum for the editorial voice, it is the … Read More

MBG Issue #199: Technicolor From Coast To Coast

Issue # 199Technicolor From Coast To Coast October 26, 2012 share with a friend: Wade Guyton, U Sculpture (v. 6), 2007.  Mirrored stainless steel 24 x 22 x 53 ½ in. (61.5 x 55.9 x 136.1 cm). Artist proof, Edition of 3, 1 AP. Collection of the artist. ©Wade Guyton. Photograph by Ron Amstutz. from the editor The idea of … Read More

MBG Issue #198: Power Play

Issue # 198Power Play October 12, 2012 share with a friend: Emily Roysdon. Installation view of Pause, Pose, Discompose. Photo Credit: Sandy Carson from the editor Another art fair is on the horizon here in Houston as well as on the other side of the Atlantic. (Hot on the heels of Frieze New York, Frieze London opens to the public … Read More

MBG Issue #197: Clues By The Thousands

Issue # 197Clues By The Thousands September 28, 2012 share with a friend: “I Have Seen the Future” button, 1940. Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom Center. The pin is currently on display in the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America. from the editor … Read More

MBG Issue #196: Hearty Welcomes and Humble Pleas

Issue # 196Hearty Welcomes and Humble Pleas September 11, 2012 share with a friend: Robert Kinmont, 127 Willow Forks (This is Who I Am), 2010, Willow, pine, birch plywood and maple, 84 x 153 x 45 inches. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York. (detail) from the editor Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and productive month while … Read More

MBG Issue #195: Hold the Phones!

Issue # 195Hold the Phones! July 25, 2012 share with a friend: Liz Glynn, III, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles. Photo: Calvin Lee.  from the editor Everyone deserves a little break now and again. We here at …might be good are no exception. This issue marks our last issue of the summer as we take … Read More

MBG Issue #194: Tacks, Tape and a Level

Issue # 194Tacks, Tape and a Level July 12, 2012 share with a friend: Liam Gillick, From 199A to 199B. Image courtesy of the artist. from the editor Near the end of June I attended two openings at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. Anti-Establishment, curated by Johanna Burton, and the subject of one of our Recommends this issue, was paired with Liam … Read More

MBG Issue #193: Hotter Than Two Cats Fighting In A Wool Sock

Issue # 193Hotter Than Two Cats Fighting In A Wool Sock June 28, 2012 share with a friend: Michael Jones McKean, The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms. Image courtesy of the artist. from the editor Summer is here. Alongside the increased predominance of images of the weather forecast appearing in social media feeds is the ubiquitous summer … Read More

MBG Issue #192: The Shoe Fits!

Issue # 192The Shoe Fits! June 14, 2012 share with a friend: Kevin Cooley, Skyward (video still), 2012, 9 min 45 sec HD Video Installation, Copyright Kevin Cooley. Courtesy of Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX. from the editor Another critical piece to the Austin art community’s rebuilding puzzle was put firmly in place yesterday with AMOA-Arthouse announcing it had hired Louis Grachos to … Read More

MBG Issue #191: Tickets, Please

Issue # 191Tickets, Please May 29, 2012 share with a friend: Joachim Koester, To navigate in a genuine way, into the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, but not one of recklessness (movements generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda), 2009, still from 16mm film. Courtesy of Joachim Koester, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin. from the editor It’s hard for me … Read More