Swing Set Drum Kit at ArtPrize 2012

Photo by Federico Villalba

Thanks to Adoration Detroit’s curatorial smarts and ArtPrize 2012, Dave Ford’s Swing Set Drum Kit will be on display at Calder Plaza, Sept. 19 – Oct. 6. Vote Code: 53024.

ArtPrize is the world’s largest art competition. $560,000 in total prizes. $360,000 awarded by public vote, $200,000 awarded by a select group of art experts.

Plan your trip and register to vote at the ArtPrize website, http://www.artprize.org.

Learn more about the Swing Set Drum Kit at the project page here http://www.artprize.org/dave-ford/2012/swing-set-drum-kit.


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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