Second Saturday event draws crowd for Truck Drawing

Patrons of East Passyunk Avenue Second Saturday event talking to Dave about his Truck Drawing Chicago to Philadelphia (round trip)

Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania have both been fantastic hosts to Dave Ford and his Penske Rental Truck. After visiting Penske Corporate Headquarters in Reading, Dave made his way to East Passyunk Avenue to celebrate Second Saturday where he displayed truck drawings in process.

Truck Drawings on display on the outside of the Penske Rental Truck

Dave will head back to Chicago tomorrow morning with filmmaker Andrew Griego in the cab of the truck, documenting the drawings and the process.

Upon returning to Chicago, Dave will show the completed drawings at the 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show at Fulton Street Market on June 12.

Click here for more information on the Guerrilla Truck Show.

Click here for more photos from Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue.


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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