Current Exhibition

SOS Studio: Explosion Proof

July 14 - August 5, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, July 14, 6-9 pm

Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm. 


In an effort to focus our process for making objects, we have turned our attention on bits and pieces of the Industrial past that were designed with a particular purpose; to be explosion proof. The result is an installation of lighting that appears to be designed for that purpose. While the individual parts retain the qualities that made them “explosion proof”, their reincanation in this exhibit is a surreal expression of what we want to be ambient lighting for our modern interiors. Once again we are finding ways in which the idea in contemporary art that confounds the notions of what is made, found, or appropriated can animate functional objects. Even though the narrative of America's industrial past and the corresponding material culture has played out in many ways in Art, this exhibit explores the possible meanings and nostalgia of these types of objects for a moment before they are gone, buried by the explosion of the Digital age.

SOS Studio was incarnated in 200? in Walla Walla, Washington when Andrew and Abe Geasland discovered their shared vision for making sculpture and furniture. Since then, they have exhibited numerous times in Washington and New Orleans. With each successive exhibit, there comes a renewed hope that the Facebook page will gain 100 Likes.