Truck Drawing in Top 50 at ArtPrize

ArtPrize has been packed with great art and crowds. With more than 22,500 registered voters, I am very excited to be in the Top 50 Artist category.

This weekend, I will drive the Penske truck around Downtown Grand Rapids with the back of the truck open so you can see the truck drawing in action.

The Truck Drawing is on display at UICA Sheldon Branch. Vote Up: 42661.

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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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