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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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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