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By Brooklyn artist and Capricious friend, K8 Hardy. K8's exhbition at the Biennial will conclude with a "high production fashion show." More wall pieces from K8 Hardy Joanna Mailowska's From the Canyons to the Stars was made with shellacked plaster over styrofoam and artificial deer sinew Vincent Fecteau's Untitled was made with cement, resin clay, and synthetic polymer paint Lutz Bacher's Pipe Organ uses the materials tin, paint, speakers, four pipes, and a Yamaha organ Richard Hawkins' Ankoku 8 (Introduction) A reincarnation of Dawn Kasper's studio. She will be working from this space inside the gallery for the duration of the show. Sam Lewitt's Fluid Employment depicts a purgatory state, of sorts Nick Mauss' Concern, Crush, Desire is a rendering of a room by Christian Bérard. It is made out of trompe-l'oeil paneling appliqued in velvet and ribbons. A lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly, a part of Mauss' installation LaToya Ruby Frazier's Homebody self-portraits represent the unsparing economic crisis of her hometown Braddock, Pennsylvania after the crash of the steel industry in the 1970s. Here, Frazier is donning her deceased grandfather's clothes and blanket—one of the many steel workers of that period who perished. Museum director Adam Weinberg  Bill (at right)
Ain't No Party Like an Art Party: Whitney Biennial 2012
“Um… maybe we should go check out the art?” was the question most often heard at Tuesday night’s opening of the 2012 Whitney Biennial. And not because the art was anything less than spectacular, but rather how hard it was to pull yourself away from the all-star crowd, the hors d’oeuvres, and of course, the bar—needless to say, the party was poppin’!

As for the art, from Joanna Mailowska's deer sculpture, K8 Hardy’s hair weave, to Nick Mauss’ accurately sized room rendering (complete with Ellsworth Kelly lithograph), it was worth ditching the crowd to catch a glimpse of it all. Check out some of my favorite pieces from the show.

Opens today through May 27th, 2012.

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SUN, MARCH 11, 2012
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What is the title of the second piece?
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