Opening Reception: 'Merica / You Can't Just Draw a Line in the Sand
There will be a free Opening Reception on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6-9pm.
Featuring Susie Brandt, Wesley Clark, Emily Erb, and René Trevino
From ‘MERICA: Susie Brandt- Blind
A group exhibition featuring works that examine and dissect deeply ingrained American iconography such as the American flag and printed U.S. currency. The featured artists engage in a literal and tactile deconstruction, reconstruction, and/or re-imagining of this imagery in an effort to process the complex, evolving relationships that they themselves and others have with it—be they critical, reverential, or anywhere in between. ‘MERICA concentrates its lens upon the formal qualities of these symbols—and on issues of patriotism, jingoism, pride, and protest—as well as perceptions surrounding who they actually do and do not represent.
You Can’t Just Draw a Line in the Sand
A Solo Exhibition of works by Dave Eassa
Members Gallery & Project Space
From You Can’t Just Draw a Line in the Sand: Dave Eassa - It seemed daunting, almost impossible for one to become two, but what do I know I’m just one
Just when you think everything is set in place with a clear trajectory, it seems like something always comes along to flip it all upside down. Your once certain way of being, your tried and true ways of existing within yourself, your environment, and with others… everything is now challenged and called into question. You ask yourself, “Where do I go from here?”
Dave Eassa’s You Can’t Just Draw A Line In The Sand embodies both the visual and the physical, inviting the viewer to enter the manifests through his paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations. Eassa utilizes insulation foam to carve figures, objects, and environments covered in thick, vibrant oil paint. His tactile, process-driven aesthetic contributes to his continuous narrative of negotiating personal exploration within established societal constructs.