June 14: Truck Drawings at artruck in Evanston

Truck Drawing panel by Dave Ford

Truck Drawing panel by Dave Ford

artruck is coming back for the 6th time!

Saturday, June 14th, 7pm – 10pm, folks will gather around and inside of two UHaul trucks to look at art and talk on the 1100 block of Ashland in Evanston.

Dave Ford will show his 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.

Click here to learn more about Truck Drawings by Dave Ford 

Truck Drawing Process by Dave Ford

Truck Drawing Process by Dave Ford

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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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