Party with Pardo: An Evening with Jorge Pardo
5:30-6:30 pm / Cocktail Hour in Plat 99, designed by Jorge Pardo
6:30-7:30 pm / Artist’s Talk, The Alexander Ballroom
7:30-9 pm / Plates with Pardo, Cerulean Restaurant. Enter through the first floor of The Alexander
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art in partnership with CityWay, The Alexander, and Cerulean Restaurant
Join us for an inspiring evening with Los Angeles-based artist and designer, Jorge Pardo. Pardo is the designer of Plat 99, the mixology lounge in the lobby of The Alexander, Indianapolis’ premier art hotel. Working at the intersection of fine art and design, he has designed projects around the world that ignore the constraints of the traditional gallery or museum space. His projects have included designing the ground floor of the Dia Art Foundation in New York, building and furnishing a house for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and building a wooden jetty for Skulptur Projekte Münster in Germany. His work is included in the collections of museums of contemporary art in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York; and in the Museum of Modern Art, New York; among others. In 2010, Pardo was awarded the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for his "visually seductive body of work [that] explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Employing a broad palette of vibrant colors, eclectic patterns, and natural and industrial materials, Pardo’s works range from murals to home furnishings to collages to larger-than-life fabrications."
Plan to grab a specialty cocktail, hear from the artist about his creative practice, and be part of a limited number of people to dine with him in Cerulean Restaurant.
This event is ticketed and open to the public.
The Alexander, 333 S. Delaware St.
Valet, garage, and metered on street parking available
$25 for a Plat 99 cocktail and the artist’s talk
$100 for a Plat 99 cocktail, the artist’s talk, and dinner with the artist
Limited seating. First come, first serve so R.S.V.P. now!
R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 18!