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Skyscapes: A new art installation at Traction Company in West Philly at 41st and Haverford

If you didn't notice the Traction Company building at 4100 Haverford Ave. in West Philadelphia when renowned paper cutout artist Joe Boruchow's inaugural window installation "Polarities" was on display, you have another chance thanks to Ryan Hinkel.
Hinkel's "Skyscapes" textured skyscape photographs will be on display of the Traction Company's exterior windows through May 31, including an artist reception on Saturday (April 14) from 5-8 p.m.
Traction Company is a collaborative workspace and art center founded in 2007 by six sculptors who graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It is located at the site of a famous trolley manufacturing company established in the late 1800s and in an enormous facility with 40-foot ceilings. It includes a fully equipped metal and wood fabrication shop and casting facility.
Hinkel's work, using a Nikon D200, is best viewed from varying distances -- from afar they are literal and as one approaches them, they break down into points of color.
According to a news release, Hinkel "looks at the artifcats of the digital sensor, adjusts the tonality, and sometimes re-photographs them from a computer screen before printing. His works in general are concerned with how the world around us breaks down as we move through it."
The Traction Company's ongoing public art installation series is supported by NextFab Studio.

Source: Miguel Horn
Writer: Joe Petrucci
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