Author Archives: Dave Ford

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.

Swing Set Drum Kit at Gowanus Open Studios

See Swing Set Drum Kit this weekend in Brooklyn at Gowanus Open Studios, Saturday & Sunday, 12-6p, 69 Third Ave. Also showing at this location, art works by Lars Chellberg, Carolin Mees Photography, Steven Solomon.  fordart.wordpress.com

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Chicago Sinfonietta and DuPage Children’s Museum Present Swing Set Drum Kit

March 4th-6th, 2016 Chicago Sinfonietta and DuPage Children’s Museum are joining forces to bring West Suburban families a full weekend of rhythms, beats, art and fun! Visit the museum March 4-6 to take a spin on Chicago artist Dave Ford’s … Continue reading

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

Dave 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 … Continue reading

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Swing Set Drum Kit in June

See Swing Set Drum Kit at the following dates and times in June; June 6, 5 – 9 p.m., Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

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Swing Set Drum Kit Performances in May

Swing Set Drum Kit will be at two great events this May; May 9th at MCA Chicago for Family Tinker Day, 11a-3p May 16th at the YEA! Festival at Raymond Park, 10a-4p Stop by and make some music! Click here … Continue reading

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Linear/Circular Opening Nov. 23 at Noyes

“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 … Continue reading

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My studio doors are open this Saturday during Open Studios Evanston

Come visit my art studio at 325 Dempster Street in Evanston this Saturday during Open Studios Evanston, 1-5 p.m. I’m prepping work for an upcoming show at Noyes Cultural Center which opens early November. Event website http://openstudiosevanston.blogspot.com/

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