7th Street to 7th Avenue

Paintings by Laura Spalding Best

Laura Spalding Best’s paintings discover the common connections found in the familiar details within a city infrastructure. The works in 7th Street to 7th Avenue are portraits of the utility and traffic elements located on the south side of Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix. The driving force behind Best’s work is her interest in viewing and quantifying community and communication by showing it through the common fixtures and sights connecting individuals and communities literally and abstractly. Best’s paintings separate and celebrate the blights on the vista, and emphasize the unappreciated flaws of our everyday view.


Exhibition at Hot Box Gallery
June 20 – July 13, 2014
Photos by Peter Bugg