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.