Category Archives: Artist Profiles

Brian McCutcheon

Play, from the series, Alien Landscape, 2011 Shop, from the series, Alien Landscape, 2011 Lounge, from the series, Alien Landscape Cruise, from the series, Alien Landscape In the photographic series Alien Landscape, Indianapolis-based artist Brian McCutcheon features himself with his 8-year-old son, Angus. The 2011 photos Cruise, Lounge, Play, and Shop, take as their point of departure the…

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Sonya Clark

Madam C.J. Walker II, 2012   Born shortly after the end of slavery, Madam C. J. Walker is said to be one of our nation‟s first self-made women millionaires. In 1910, Walker moved to Indianapolis and made it the headquarters for her bourgeoning beauty empire, best known for its hair care products. Walker believed that…

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Nina Katchadourian

Heartland, 2012 Topiary, 2012 from the series, Seat Assignment (2010 to present) "Maps were the first things I started working with as an artist. My early maps were dissections of paper road maps that I made by using an exacto knife and cutting away all the land, leaving only the roads. The web-like structures that…

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Mark Fox

39 point 76181 degrees North 86 point 154688 degrees West, 2012 "39 point 76181 degrees North 86 point 154688 degrees West is cut from polished stainless steel and designed to have equal parts positive and negative space. While few materials are as substantial as steel, the text appears to float in space, with individual words shifting…

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Kim Beck

Lot (Indianapolis), 2012 "For Lot (Indianapolis), I covered the windows of the women‟s restrooms on the hotel‟s reception level with vinyl silhouettes of local weeds found in downtown Indianapolis parks and vacant lots similar to the empty lot upon which this hotel was built. I have long been interested in the overlooked beauty of weeds, attracted by…

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Jorge Pardo

Plat99 The centerpiece of The Alexander’s art program is Plat 99, a second-floor mixology barlounge designed by the MacArthur “genius” award-winning artist Jorge Pardo. Named for the hotel’s site in the Ralston plan, Plat 99 was conceived by Pardo as an immersive environment, with a dynamic lighting design, furniture, and surface treatments created by his…

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Damien Gilley

X, 2012 "I created X as a fantastic super-blueprint of my experience of Indianapolis. It offers a compressed view of the streetscapes and architecture derived from the hundreds of photographs I took of the city by car and by foot. The mural depicts the urban structure of the downtown center, but also the residential, predominantly horizontal expansion…

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