Breakers & Bastards


Breakers & Bastards: Jim Ford

at Grove Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
12 January-28 February 2019

“Breakers & Bastards” is an exhibition of paintings and collage art by Jim Ford. Using elements of typography, bold colours, patterned fabrics and found objects, Ford creates eccentric artworks that swell with playful energy. The “Breakers” are pieces that broke new ground for the artist, leading to new methods and bodies of work. “Bastards” are the outliers that never fit in to a series. Together, they present a six-year journey through a detailed creative process.

Jim Ford is a type designer and visual artist living and working in Milwaukee. He studied art and Graphic Design at Columbia College Chicago, graduating in 2005. While honing his craft as a type designer, Ford also forayed into poster art, creating silkscreened editions for shows and events. Around this time, he developed his collage techniques further and began moving toward abstraction. Ford continues to evolve as a dynamic creative person, striking a harmonious balance between art and type.

Find our more about the artist at his Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory page, HERE.

(adapted from the venue’s press materials)


Grove Gallery
832 South 5th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 USA
(414) 383-2969

Saturday, Noon-5PM
and by appointment


Hall Pass
by Jim Ford
collage and transfers on canvas
Courtesy of the artist