We are taking
part in the Guerilla Truck which is out in front of Morlen Sinoway's awesome
space... Details below.
Also the gallery will be open if you haven't seen our current show. It's 2
blks away from our space.
Packer Schopf Gallery presents visual artist Dave Ford's Truck Drawings at
the 8th Annual Guerilla Truck Show
Event info: Truck Drawings by Dave Ford
(Chicago, IL, to Philadelphia, PA, round trip)
At the Guerrilla Art Truck Show
Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:30 - 9:30 PM
1052 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
The Guerrilla Truck Show is an artistically forward event specifically
planned during NEOCON, to draw a national and international audience. The
location is the same as every year, the corner of Aberdeen and Fulton
Market, in front of Morlen Sinoway Atelier at 1052 W. Fulton Market. For the
fourth year in a row, DIFFA will help sponsor the event! 48 trucks this
Notes on Dave Ford's Truck drawings...
Lines accumulate as Ford drives a 12' Penske truck with 100 pencil-tipped
water bottle pendulums dancing above the paper lined bed. On the road, Ford
orchestrates the bottles to dynamically express the activity of the
1,500-mile journey. The final 12 panel drawing is approximately 11' wide x
6' tall, with each individual panel measuring 35" wide x 27" tall.
"Utilizing personal environments and their found energy has been the core
content of my work for a couple of decades. As a young apartment dweller,
penciled armatures documented the movement of my doors and windows. Being a
truck driver, I used the opportunity of an empty return trip to create a
mural sized drawing in the back of the truck, which led to a series of such
projects. It is important to me that the end result of this work, assume
such an elegance as to make people reflect," says Ford.
Both Chicago and Philadelphia will host events where the public can view the
truck drawing in progress and talk with Ford about the project. Ford will
also stop by Penske's corporate headquarters in Reading, Pa., June 8 to
display the truck drawing in progress and meet with its employees.
Accompanying Ford in the truck from Philadelphia to Chicago will be Andrew
Griego, a filmmaker, who will document the journey and creation of the truck
drawing, uploading images and video from the road to fordart.wordpress.com
Penske Truck Leasing is graciously sponsoring Dave Ford's journey.