Washington, DC

Jeff Spaulding

G Fine Art

It would sometimes be comforting to think of borders as consistently clear and absolute, but the border between what we see and what we think we see, for one, is rather less certain. In his recent show “Mine” at G Fine Art, Jeff Spaulding compellingly investigated this strain of perceptual equivocation via a collection of compact sculptures constructed from (mostly) found objects. In a recent interview, Spaulding professed to be intrigued with how an object might represent two things at once while maintaining a balance of meaning between them, one that could shift from “playful to dangerous, comical to sexual, humorous to violent.” To that end, he conjures piquant deceptions that establish borders as loci of ambiguity. They become sources of anxious misperceptions, stings of recognition, and, on occasion, a good chuckle.

The exhibition’s title, “Mine,” is likewise irresolute, potentially

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