9.20.10: Artprize Truck Drawing Install at UICA

After framing the individual panels, I hung all 12 panels in the same layout as the bottom of the Penske truck. This drawing was created using the energy in the back of Penske truck while driving from El Paso, TX to Grand Rapids, MI.

The Truck Drawing will be on display at the UICA Sheldon branch for Artprize 2010, opening this Wednesday, Sept. 22. If you’re in Grand Rapids for the event, be sure to track me down at the UICA on opening night. Vote up: 42661

Visit my photostream on Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordart/ for more photos.

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About Dave Ford

An avid collector of handwritten grocery lists, Dave Ford graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in 1993. Afterward, in typical American folklore fashion, Mr. Ford moved to the art dormitory of the eastern U.S., also known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There he continued making art, participated in group shows and began creating his “Truck Drawings.” The drawings, which document the truck’s movement with dozens of pencils, proved to be fruitful and were featured in the sixth edition of Dave Eggers', McSweeneys in 2000. This attention generated several commissioned drawings and with the artist’s subsequent move to El Paso, Texas, long distant drawings to Connecticut and San Francisco became logistically possible. The opportunity to do a live drawing from the El Paso-Juarez Border to Grand Rapids for the Artprize event has re-invigorated the truck idea. Dave Ford is currently living in Evanston, Illinois, where he is working on a Swing Set Drum Kit piece.
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