Escalator Instruments / Swing Set Drum Kit on July 10 at Packer Schopf Gallery

11665690_861750020582164_7464969039050764813_nDave Ford / Escalator Instruments / Swing Set Drum Kit

This series of work will have a showing for one night for Packer Schopf’s final closing and one night event, Friday , July 10 from 6 – 9 PM
Propelled by the rolling handrail, The Escalator Instruments spin small drumsticks, striking cymbals, jars, tin cans and other found objects. The sonic sculptural graffiti intends to pleasingly distract the unsuspecting viewer, shifting their attention for a moment, to a sphere of harmless, whimsical hijinks.
Swing Set Drum Kit will also be active and on view.


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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