MBG Issue #113: Best of Austin 2008

Issue # st.itch September 9, 2020 share with a friend: Happy Holidays from …might be good. Image by Carolyn Moore. from the editor As you wrap up the old year and bring in the new, …might be good sends a retrospective look at the past twelve months in and around Austin. In no particular order, our Best of Austin 2008 come to … Read More

MBG Issue #112: Art Fair Turpitude

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Scott Eastwood, Jules Buck Jones, Drew Liverman and Michael Phalan, National Instrument,  2008, Mixed media. Courtesy the artists. from the editor This week, I’m feeling extremely sanguine about visual arts writing in Austin in the coming year. A few nights ago, a group of ten Austin-based writers gathered at Fluent~Collaborative … Read More

MBG Issue #111: All My Insecurities

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Barry Stone, Ann and Mae Under Highway 71, Austin, TX, 9.29.2007, 2007, Digital photograph. Courtesy the artist. from the editor While you recover from yesterday’s festivities, enjoy an abbreviated issue of …might be good from our editors. Last weekend, the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) took over 78702 and beyond, with a … Read More

MBG Issue #110: Do It Yourself

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Democratic Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama and his family on election night in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. (David Katz/Obama for America). from the editor Recent interest in the punk scene comes to a head this weekend in Austin: Ian Mackaye (of Minor Threat, Fugazi and The Evens) speaks … Read More

MBG Issue #109: Bring Your Umbrella

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Kristin Lucas, Refresh, 2007, Pencil drawings by the artist Joe McKay. Courtesy the artist. from the editor This issue of …might be good marks the approach of the United States presidential election. Many of our features address this election and some of the issues surrounding them: our economy (Dan Boehl on the Okay … Read More

MBG Issue #108: Texas is Haunted

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Richard Billingham, Untitled #12, from the series Black Country, 2003, Color lightjet print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper mounted on aluminum, framed, 44 x 54 inches. Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London. © Richard Billingham. from the editor A fascinating group of features in this issue cluster loosely around the concept of … Read More

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MBG Issue #107: The Right Kind of Nostalgia

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Tamara Melcher, Untitled, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Collection of Forrest Myers. Courtesy Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art. from the editor The University of Texas at Austin has been a lively source of activity in the visual art community over the past couple of weeks. Tongues … Read More

MBG Issue #106: Forensic-like Activity

Issue # st.itch October 9, 2020 share with a friend: Daniel Joseph Martinez, Beauty… it rubs against one’s tongue it hangs there hurting one insisting on its own existence finally it gets so one cannot stand the pain then one must have beauty extracted, 2006, (Installed May 2008), East Façade of Building. Courtesy the Linda Pace Foundation. Photo: Justin Parr. … Read More