David La Spina
– My girlfriend showed me David La Spina’s website today and I really enjoy his work. The work is very diverse covering many subjects and styles. His use of color, textures and light in his work is interesting. Although I don’t like everything, there is more good work than bad. These photos are from his project History of a Village: Mamaroneck where he retraces the history of a small town through its present.
These images catalog how a small community exhibits, records, and experiences history; the community is Mamaroneck, New York, a village on Long Island Sound, founded by Jonathan Richbell at the onset of the colony charter boom of the 1660s. The project includes a wide scope of ‘facts’ interpreted as history and gives minor events the same historic weight as significant history. The evenhanded presentation formal exhibitions and highly interpretive observations create an exhibition organized by a careless curator, canalizing the unedited material from which history is culled.
© David La Spina
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