Truck Drawing Tour 1st Stop: Penske Corporate Headquarters

Penske Headquarters, Reading, PA

From Penske Press Release:

This June, in association with Packer Schopf Gallery of Chicago, Ford will once again set up his Penske rental truck drawing in Chicago. He’ll then drive to Philadelphia and return to Chicago to present his drawings at the 8th annual Guerrilla Truck Show held in the Fulton Market June 12. Both Chicago and Philadelphia will host events where the public can view the truck drawing in progress and talk with Dave Ford about the project. Ford also plans to stop by Penske’s corporate headquarters in Reading, Pa., June 8 to display his work in progress and meet with its employees. Penske is covering the cost of the truck rental for this year’s trip.

“We saw Dave’s artwork online and were all really impressed with the approach he uses to create it,” said Don Mikes, Senior Vice President of Rental for Penske. “We look forward to meeting with him.”

Click here to read full press release.

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Packer Schopf Gallery presents visual artist Dave Ford’s Truck Drawings (Chicago, IL, to Philadelphia, PA, round trip) at the 8th Annual Guerilla Truck Show, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fulton Street Market.

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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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