Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Completion date: 2018
Vick Art Advisors
Grit City – Artwork Commission for Floor 34/35/36 of the Comcast Technology Center.
Laser Cut Powder-Coated Steel, offset fastening hardware.
Grit City, is a celebration of the often overlooked and ignored - but visually dynamic - elements of Philadelphia city infrastructure. The graphic laser-cut metal silhouette compositions, derived from original photographs of the city’s industrial and commercial landscapes, explore the fascinating structures - and corresponding complex patterns of positive and negative space that form and reflect the familiar visual iconography of the urban environment.
The off-set fastening of the metal panels and the black powder-coated finish also serve to highlight the strong graphic nature of the artwork imagery.