9.22.10: ArtPrize Opening Night at UICA

Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing at the UICA Sheldon Branch attracted family and friends alike on opening night of ArtPrize. The Penske Truck was parked outside with the web and bottles set up and hanging next to the drawing is a water bottle and description of the process. Vote Up: 42661.

Visit Ford Art on Flickr or click on the link below this photo for pictures of works on display at UICA.

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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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