Swing Set Drum Kit Installation Begins in Calder Plaza

Comfy Swinging

How comfy does this swing look? Very comfy indeed.

Dave Ford is busy installing the Swing Set Drum Kit in Calder Plaza and if you’re in Downtown Grand Rapids, stop by and say “hello”.

The Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford will be one of 18 works featured in VandenBerg (Calder) Plaza during ArtPrize 2012. Each artists was chosen by plaza curatorial team ADORATION Detroit, an artist residency in Detroit.

If you haven’t already registered to Vote for Art, visit http://www.artprize.org and register today!

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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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