Emily Sloan SOS...Interior Distress

August 30, 2007 – October 6, 2007

Artist Statement

“Elements commonly found in a living room have been converted into distress signals. SOS is written out in a rug of matches, seen through flashing chandelier lights, and heard through the beeping of cell phones. The home, a private, interior space, is referenced as a corporeal place. It is also a symbol of both familial and romantic relationships, longings, early hopes and secret wishes. I am drawing from experiences with others and myself pretending circumstances are fine that actually are not. The “distress signs”are almost always evident.

The pieces in the exhibit are at once lighthearted and serious. The playful literalness of the home products’ “calling out,” leads to an engagement that can be either amusing or ominous.”