MBG Issue #56: October 28, 2005

Issue # 56October 28, 2005October 28, 2005share with a friend:Joe Brainard, Untitled (Bacio), 1975 Watercolor collage. 7″ x 5″. Collection of Philip E. Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, M.D. Image courtesy of Brazos Projects.reviewsHouston: Joe Brainard at Brazos Projects & Interviews with Three Artists In New Texas Painting at DiverseWorks 36 Pictures and Some Words – Joe Brainard at Brazos Projects … Read More

MBG Issue #54: September 23, 2005

Issue # 54September 23, 2005September 23, 2005share with a friend:reviewsTexas Prize On view through November 13 There’s a significant cash prize going to one of four Texas artists – Eileen Maxson, Robyn O’Neil, Robert A. Pruitt, or Ludwig Schwarz. A recent body of work from each is on view at Arthouse, sponsor of the bi-annual award. The “final four” were … Read More

MBG Issue #53: September 9, 2005

Issue # 53September 9, 2005September 9, 2005share with a friend:reviewsFrom Vacant Building to Public Geometry On view now You can’t drive along 1-35 in downtown San Antonio anymore without noticing the side of the old Lack’s building on the corner of San Pedro and Quincy. Bright, with multicolored shapes like the Colorforms we used to play with as kids, the … Read More

MBG Issue #52: August 26, 2005

Issue # 52August 26, 2005August 26, 2005share with a friend:reviews22 to Watch: How AMOA Got it Right! On view through October 30 It feels good to have an art buzz circulating through Austin. The cover of the August 26 issue of the Austin Chronicle bears a sharp piece by Young-Min Kang, and those who don’t have anything to say about … Read More

MBG Issue #51: August 19, 2005

Issue # 51August 19, 2005August 19, 2005share with a friend:reviewsJohn Pilson at Artpace’s Hudson (Show)Room On view through October 16 John Pilson’s work, for better or for worse, relies on inside information. When first seeing his exhibition at Artpace, with its flawed black and white photographs and videos installed all around (not even the foyer or stairwells were spared), there … Read More

MBG Issue #50: August 5, 2005

Issue # 50August 5, 2005August 5, 2005share with a friend:reviewsBay State and Down East: …might be good Cools off at Five Coastal New England Art Spots It’s August in Austin, and that typically signals a time of year when people are looking to head somewhere cooler. Last week, …might be good spent time enjoying brisk sea breezes and contemporary art … Read More

MBG Issue #49: July 22, 2005

Issue # 49July 22, 2005July 22, 2005share with a friend:reviewsArtPace 05.02 On view through September 11 The International Artist in Residence program at Artpace often feels like theater. The behind-the-scenes work is a rehearsal no one but stagehands are allowed to see and the artist dialogue and reception create an intimate opening night. The latest exhibitions by Jorge Macchi, Anton … Read More

MBG Issue #48: July 8, 2005

Issue # 48July 8, 2005July 8, 2005share with a friend:reviews…might be good Goes to Houston: Cy Twombly x 2, Terry Winters & the Unholy Trio Last week, four …might be good writers set out on a two-day spree of art viewing and intense discussion in Houston. In all, we looked at six short-term exhibitions which, with the exception of Terry … Read More

MBG Issue #47: June 24, 2005

Issue # 47June 24, 2005June 24, 2005share with a friend:reviewsNew American Talent at Arthouse On view through August 21, 2005 One week ago, on June 17, Arthouse kicked off its 20th exhibition of New American Talent. A perennial favorite, the event shines a spotlight on a handful of artists (28 to be exact) who’ve yet to experience their official comeuppance, … Read More

MBG Issue #46: June 10, 2005

Issue # 46June 10, 2005June 10, 2005share with a friend:reviewsTerry Allen at Flatbed Press On view now The current exhibition at Flatbed Press, Terry Allen: The Flatbed Editions 1996-1998, presents ten of the Lubbock-born artist’s etchings, some of which are more successful than others. Perhaps the most consistent feature of Allen’s artistic career is his autobiographical bent, which comes through … Read More