Jeff Spaulding, Twister, 1986. Asphalt on cedar, 64 x 65 x 38 in.

Jeff Spaulding

Washington, DC

Curator’s Office

Almost a decade ago, Curator’s Office led a conspicuous cultural shift by avoiding DC’s usual gallery locations of Georgetown and Dupont Circle and opening on 14th Street in Logan Circle. Faced with skyrocketing rents when the lease ran out in 2013, owner Andrea Pollan was forced to close her doors. This hurdle didn’t deter her, however, and today she remains an indomitable force for contemporary art in Washington and beyond, branching out to organize pop-up exhibitions at different venues, as was the case with Jeff Spaulding’s recent show, “Vintage Spaulding,” at the 703 Edgewood Street Studios in a developing Northeast neighborhood. Spaulding, one of the original artists to keep a studio in this building, set up in 1986. Curator’s Office is now located there as well, and its space provided ample room for three large, freestanding sculptures and four wall pieces fabricated between 1980 and 1995…see the entire review in the print version of September’s Sculpture magazine.