JIM SHERRADEN: PAPER QUILTS
July 2, 2016 - August 28, 2016
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Sherraden is influenced by the rich tradition of pattern and decoration found in artwork ranging from Mediterranean tiles to Southwestern American textiles, from Oriental rugs to his own family's quilts. Using woodblocks he has carved and utilized since the 1980’s, he creates the paper quilts from the artwork which “falls to the floor.” The resulting compositions are both balanced and asymmetrical, rich in color and contrast owing to the influence of the thousands of posters designed and printed at Hatch Show Print.
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.