Art Event: See Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing at Second Saturdays in Philadelphia

Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing, Chicago to Philadelphia (round trip) will be on display this Saturday night as part of the Second Saturday celebration in Philadelphia. Stop by 1733 East Passyunk Avenue between 6-10 p.m. to meet Dave, talk to him about his project and see the truck drawing in process.

In partnership with Packer Schopf Gallery and Penske Truck Leasing, Ford is creating a Truck Drawing from Chicago to Philadelphia (round trip) to show at the 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show in the Fulton Street Market in Chicago on June 12.

Both Chicago and Philadelphia will host events where the public can view the truck drawing in progress and talk with Ford about the project. Ford will also stop by Penske’s corporate headquarters in Reading, Pa., June 8 to display the truck drawing in progress and meet with its employees.

Click here for more information on the 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show.

Click here to watch a video from inside the back of  Penske Truck while the drawing is created.



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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One Response to Art Event: See Dave Ford’s Truck Drawing at Second Saturdays in Philadelphia

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