Truck Drawings get front of the book press in this week’s Time Out Chicago Magazine


Jake Malooley, the front of the book editor at Time Out Chicago Magazine, obviously has an incredible eye for good art. Malooley and a TOC photographer attended the 8th Annual Guerrilla Truck Show at the Fulton Street Market on June 12, and captured the above photo of Dave Ford standing in front of his Penske Rental Truck. Missing from the photo is the huge signage above mentioning the project partner Packer Schopf Gallery (sorry Aron).

Pick up a copy of this week’s Time Out Chicago Magazine on the newsstand, where you’ll find this photo and write up on page 23.

Truck Drawing Project

To create truck drawings, lines accumulate as Ford drives a 12” Penske truck with 100 pencil-tipped water bottle pendulums dancing above the paper lined bed. For this project, Ford drove his Penske Rental Truck from Chicago to Philadelphia and back, stopping at both Penske Truck Leasing Headquarters and East Passyunk Avenue to do presentations of the truck drawing in progress.

Each Truck Drawing is approximately 3′H x 2′W and there are 10 total drawings, $500 each. Individual drawings will be sold through Packer Schopf Gallery. If you’re interested in purchasing Truck Drawings, contact Aron Packer at  312.226.8984 or via email at


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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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One Response to Truck Drawings get front of the book press in this week’s Time Out Chicago Magazine

  1. Pingback: June 14: Truck Drawings at artruck in Evanston | Dave Ford

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