Linear/Circular Opening Nov. 23 at Noyes

Dave Ford
“Linear/Circular” features three artists, Robert Agne, Linda Emmerman and Dave Ford, whose intentions and techniques are quite dissimilar, but whose works find a commonality in the use of straight and circular patterns of line.
 The exhibit at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, runs from November 19 to December 30, with a reception for the artists on Sunday, November 23, from 3 – 5 pm.
From the City of Evanston:

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery’s next exhibition, LINEAR/CIRCULAR, featuring the art of Robert Agne, Linda Emmerman, and Dave Ford, opens on Wednesday, November 19. An artists’ reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, November 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gallery. The Gallery is located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston.

“LINEAR/CIRCULAR” features three artists whose intentions and techniques are quite dissimilar, but whose works find a commonality in the use of straight and circular patterns of line.

Robert Agne’s painting on board builds a logical, mathematical approach to the urban landscape. He grasps the essence of anonymity of city life. He creates personal map-like documents of impressive scale filled with luminous structural networks. LEFT_Emmerman_image001.jpg

Linda Emmerman uses the indelibleness of india ink on paper with untraditional drawing tools such as string, screws and paper clips. She employs layering, multiplicity, varied repetitions and concentric designs to finally resemble complex structures in nature.


Dave Ford creates Truck Drawing on large scale paper. He drives a 12′ truck with 100 graphite-tipped water bottle pendulums dancing above the paper lined truck bed. The burst patterns flow with the rhythm of travel. He also uses imaginative line and mixed media to create unique smaller artwork.


The exhibition will be on display through December 30, 2014 and was curated by Chie Curley and Barbara Goldsmith. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call/text the City of Evanston at 847-448-4311.

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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