Oct 2015 - Nov 2015

In Collaboration: Jon Langford and Jim Sherraden

Hatch Show Print master printer Jim Sherraden and Chicago-based musician and painter Jon Langford are currently featuring their collaborative piece in Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery.

About the Exhibit

Hatch Show Print master printer Jim Sherraden and Chicago-based musician and painter Jon Langford, the artist behind the look and design of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City exhibition, are currently featuring their collaborative piece in Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery for the month of October. Nashville’s monthly first Saturday Art Crawl on Saturday, November 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. will mark the closing reception of the exhibition, which closes November 8.

Sherraden and Langford teamed up to create a limited edition monoprint based on the lyrics to “Girl from the North Country,” written by Bob Dylan and recorded in Nashville as a duet with Johnny Cash in 1969. Langford also worked with designer-printer Alex MacAskill to create a poster for the museum’s Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats exhibit, show-poster-style, incorporating more of his signature imagery, carved by hand for relief printing.

In addition to the limited edition piece created by Sherraden and Langford and the show-poster-style prints, Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery currently features original works by Langford in his trademark style throughout the month of October.

About Jon Langford

Jon Langford is a musician and painter based out of Chicago. Originally from Wales, Langford celebrates a blend of punk rock and the most American of Americana—rock & roll and country music. A founding member of the punk band The Mekons, Langford has also been a member the Three Johns, Waco Brothers, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and Ship and Pilot. Langford is an accomplished artist and is renowned for his multi-layered paintings of famous and forgotten figures from the dawn of country music. Nashville Radio, a collection of his artwork and writings, was published in 2006.

About Jim Sherraden

Jim Sherraden was introduced to Hatch Show Print in 1984 by a Vanderbilt University art instructor who noticed Sherraden’s wood and linoleum prints hanging in a local restaurant. Sherraden visited Hatch, and shortly thereafter was offered an opportunity to work at the shop, where he spent the next several years as shop manager and curator, overseeing the collection of one of Nashville’s most iconic landmarks.

In 1992, Sherraden began creating artwork from the shop’s collection of hand-cut blocks, designed and carved by shop co-founder Charles Hatch’s son Will T. Hatch and the shop staff. Sherraden’s contemporary creations from the historic blocks—monoprints—are collected by individuals and institutions worldwide. In 2005, Sherraden returned to carving his own woodcuts, developing a new body of work that includes the artist cutting up his printed pieces and mixing and matching the patchwork imagery, resulting in quilt-like compositions.

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