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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Aziz + Cucher (Anthony Aziz + Sammy Cucher)

Synaptic Bliss_Alexander, 2012 "Begun in 2003, the series of works collectively known as Synaptic Bliss explores the idea of a digital consciousness. Allowing for the simultaneous perception of multiple perspectives and scales, the videos also blur the distinctions between the body and its environment, the exterior and the interior, and the organic and the artificial. The commission…

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Artur Silva

Allegory of the Cave: State Fair, 2012 "I think that the Indiana state fair is an emblematic event of this state, and tradition connected to the vast rural character of much of Indiana. In the context of state fairs, a carnival is a common highlight of the fair and what I have chosen to depict…

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Ara Peterson

Zebra Fruit Wavepack, 2012 "Zebra Fruit Wavepack is a sculptural painting based on my longstanding interests in synthesized wave formations and color theory. I laboriously constructed the painting by hand using painted slats of laser-cut wood. I determine the sequence of color combinations to develop a sense of optical vibration, with the desire to create an animated…

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Andrew Bordwin

8 photos from A Fractured Travel Guide to Indianapolis, 2012 "I took the photographs in this series in and around Indianapolis, both in Center City and on the highways just north. They capture fragments of words, signifiers, messages that may imprint themselves on the mind during the course of a day, only to be forgotten…

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Alyson Shotz

Standing Wave, 2012 "A wave is a disturbance that travels through space and time—a standing wave, is a wave that remains in a constant position. Standing Wave is inspired by the idea and visual representations of waves of light and sound. It is part of a series of sculptures in which I take a simple idea:…

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Adam Cvijanovic

10,000 Feet, 2012 "In this landscape painting, I depict central Indiana from a vantage point of about 10,000 feet above the ground. I have always found this kind of midwestern landscape viewed from the air startling and amazing—especially in the summer, when the varieties of saturated greens and browns organize into a relentless grid. Just by…

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