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Dave Eassa is a visual artist and cultural worker that investigates relationships, social structures, and memories through painting, sculpture, and in community.   His work explores all the parts of being human; the good, the bad, and the ugly, the things that are sometimes too big to say out loud, sometimes are too quiet to make a noise, and everything in between. His paintings and sculpture simultaneously allow the viewer space for personal reflection and encourage a broader look outward at... more

I Wanna Hug You

In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future. It has created a global shift, where government, organizations, institutions, neighborhoods, families; everyone has had to evolve and adapt to a new social contract, a new way of existing.

Artist Dave Eassa asks the viewer to consider: What are you leaving behind, what is coming with you? What do you miss the most? Leave a drawing, leave some writing, pass along something and hang it on the wall.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.
  • I Wanna Hug You

    In the age of Covid-19, everything has been exacerbated and brought to the surface, the veil of comfort taken down, from larger systems to smaller moments in how families, friends and individuals operated. It has allowed for a period of deep reflection and questioning of how we used to operate, and also allowed for a visioning and commitment to a different future.

People you don't know how to know

Every day we wake up, we get dressed, and we act on our marching orders, sometimes overzealously, sometimes begrudgingly. These marching orders come from our specific experiences, the beautiful and painful people in our lives that drive our purpose. As we move about the world, driving towards our next days, some people fade away, we leave them, they leave us, life happens. It hurts the most when it happens to a life not yet done. 

Places you don't know how to know

Every day we wake up, we get dressed, and we act on our marching orders, sometimes overzealously, sometimes begrudgingly. These marching orders come from our specific experiences, the beautiful and painful places in our lives that drive our purpose. As we move about the world, driving towards our next days, some places fade away, we leave them, they leave us, life happens. It hurts the most when you can't ever go there.

Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

If all else fails, find the Sun. 

In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME.
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018
  • Stop and Smell the Roses Sometimes

    If all else fails, find the Sun. In times when it seems increasingly easy to become overwhelmed with current climates and negativity, take some time to remember the good. Celebrate the little things, and commemorate what makes you smile. A small act that keeps the wheels turning. A solo exhibition at Space Gallery in Portland, ME. Sculptural Installation: Insulation foam, acrylic, oil and spray paint, 36” x 96” x 168”, 2018. Paintings: 48” x 36” Spraypaint and oil on canvas. Gallery dimensions: 41’ x 18’ 2018

Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean.

"Some People love the beach, but hate the ocean." highlights an indvidual creating a utopian space within the confines of his settings, an ode to the constant push and pull of dreams and reality that we spend our lives trying to balance one way or the other. This large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD and featured as a Editor's pick in New American Paintings No. 136.

  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017
  • Some people love the beach, but hate the ocean. You gotta do it how you do it.

    A large scale installation as part of the solo exhibition "You Can't Just Draw A Line In The Sand" at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. Wood, portland cement, digital prints, Pink Panther insulation foam, fake palm trees, rainbow hat, sand, latex paint, spray paint, and oil paint. Dimensions approximately 168” x 156” x 132”. 2017

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