JON LANGFORD & JIM SHERRADEN
September 3, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Hatch Show Print and Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery are proud to present new collaborative work by Master Printer Jim Sherraden and guest artist Jon Langford, celebrating the release of Rhino Records’ Trio: Farther Along, a double-LP set of all the newly remastered bonus material from the Complete Trio Collection by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris.
Langford and Sherraden used newly hand-carved wood cut images as well as blocks from the historical Hatch Show Print collection to create 25 limited edition monoprints, which were then adapted for the album cover of Trio: Farther Along double-LP. The artists have drawn from their own sources of imagery and together have created unique prints that are evocative of each artists’ work, while creating an entirely unique visual vocabulary. A very limited number of prints signed by Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris are available to purchase.
In addition to the Trio: Farther Along artwork, the Haley Gallery will also be debuting new artwork by Langford and Sherraden, showcasing their respective talents and artistic perspectives, all of which will be available for purchase.
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.
To learn more about Jim Sherraden and his work, click here.
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 of the Three Johns, Waco Brothers, the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and Ship and Pilot. Langford is an accomplished artist, 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 and in 2015 he designed the iconic look for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.
To learn more about Jon Langford and his work, click here.