Past Exhibits at The Haley Gallery
SONNENZIMMER: SHAPE SONG
June 2, 2018 – July 30, 2018
Shape Song is an exhibition of new prints and objects by Chicago-based duo Sonnenzimmer, exploring the conceptual and physical thread connecting music and graphics. With this body of work, they make the claim that music and graphics derive from the same source—surfaces. All graphics are bound to a surface whether it’s paper, a screen, or even projected light. Sound, though often associated with invisible waves flying through the air, is bound to surfaces too. If music can be described as the organization of sounds, does it follow that music is also the organization of surfaces? Experimenting with an array of graphic languages (line, shape, texture) screen printed on malleable plastics, Sonnenzimmer purposefully warp 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional space and imagine the sound it might make. This work is paired with an exploratory publication also titled Shape Song that further examines the topic through exercises in metaphor and logic. To round out the exhibit, Sonnenzimmer present two additional series of screen prints Vector Sculptures (2015) and Sides (2016).
TODD HERZBERG: THROWING BREAD AT GEESE
April 7, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Todd Herzberg received his BFA from Central Michigan University in 2012 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Kentucky. He works predominantly in the print processes of relief and lithography and has recently began the incorporation of animation and installation, the three combine to create complex stories with absurdist overtones. Through these processes he explore themes of self-esteem, coming of age rituals, maleness and aging. His work had been displayed in the U.S. and abroad including: Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn NY, Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh PA, Hilo Gallery at the University of Hawaii, University Gallery at Inner Mongolia University in China, Firehouse Gallery in Baton Rouge LA, Metrospace Gallery in East Lansing MI, and the Bolivar Gallery at the University of Kentucky.
DEVIN GOEBEL: AD SPACE
March 3, 2018 – April 1, 2018
Devin Goebel was born in Bryan, Ohio in 1992. He studied at Indiana Wesleyan University where he received a degree in printmaking. Goebel is an artist and designer currently living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. Through painting, sculpture and print, Goebel’s work serves as a commentary on the humor he finds in everyday experiences. His work has been shown in various group and solo exhibitions across the US.
November 17, 2017 - January 9, 2018
By day, they turn out the hundreds of show posters Hatch Show Print is called upon to design and produce each year. By night, their creative skills are put to work in personal endeavors. The designer-printers have studied graphic design, printmaking and/or book arts, served internships at Hatch Show Print, and collectively designed and printed thousands of poster jobs for the shop, applying their 21st century training and sensibilities to the 138-year-old archive of type and imagery. This show offers the artists an opportunity to share the work they pursue after hours, and that is inspired or influenced in some way by their daily work in the shop.
JUDITH POIRIER: SETTING WEST FROM PRINT TO FILM TO PRINT
October 7, 2017 - November 14, 2017
Judith Poirier lives and works in Montreal. She is a professor at the School of design, Université du Québec à Montréal, as well as an experimental filmmaker, book designer, and letterpress practitioner. Her work centers on the use of typography and abstraction, and through this exploration she has developed an animation technique that employs an aleatoric approach to letterpress printing and sound production.
LOST SOULS: JON LANGFORD: NEW PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
September 2, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Jon Langford's work in visual art and contemporary music have run in parallel since the Welsh-born artist moved from the north of England to Chicago in 1992. His love of American roots music, particularly the hardcore honky-tonk of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and George Jones, was apparent in his paintings from the start.
JIM SHERRADEN: NEW WORK
July 1, 2017 – August 27, 2017
In a natural transition from working with letters as forms, using the historical Hatch Show Print collection and archive, Sherraden’s new work explores geometric shapes as the primary form source.
PRESSING ON: A CELEBRATORY EXHIBITION
May 27 – June 25, 2017
In honor of the world premiere of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film, Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery hosted this exhibition of the work from over 50 letterpress artists.
April 1,2017 – May 21, 2017
Showcasing a previously unavailable series of restrikes from woodblocks from the 1930s – 50s, from the historic Hatch Show Print collection.
November 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017
The work on display represents the experience and backgrounds of the artists, including the varied processes that fall under the general term of printmaking, plus illustration, photography and book arts.
David Wolske: Synæsthetica
October 1, 2016 – November 13, 2016
Hailing from Indiana, Wolske visited Nashville’s historic print shop earlier this year to create his Synæsthetica series using some of the biggest wood type font in the shop’s collection. By employing larger-than-life letterforms and applying his twenty-first-century sensibilities, Wolske arranged the layers to create dynamic interactions of color and shape, engaging the viewer in a vivid dialogue with the vibrant hues and energetic geometry..
JON LANGFORD & JIM SHERRADEN
September 3, 2016 – September 25, 2016
Hatch Show Print and Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery proudly presented a 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.
JIM SHERRADEN: PAPER QUILTS
July 2, 2016 – August 28, 2016
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.”
HATCH SHOW PRINT MOONLIGHTIN'
November 14, 2015 – January 10, 2016
By day, they turn out the hundreds of show posters Hatch Show Print is called upon to design and produce each year. By night, their creative skills are put to work in personal endeavors. The artists of Hatch Show Print shared the work they pursue after hours, and that is inspired or influenced in some way by their daily work in the shop.
IN COLLABORATION: JON LANGFORD AND JIM SHERRADEN
October 3 – November 8, 2015
Artist Jon Langford, creator of the artwork for the exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, collaborated with Hatch Show Print's Jim Sherraden on a limited edition print which will be offered for sale in Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery.
Additionally, the Haley Gallery will feature new prints and paintings by Langford and new monoprints by Sherraden.
JIM SHERRADEN: PERSONAL WOODCUTS
July 3, 2015—August 8, 2015
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery offers visitors a comprehensive look at the work of Hatch Show Print’s master printer in a new installation Jim Sherraden: Personal Woodcuts featuring his woodcut prints dating from the beginning of Sherraden’s 30-year career as a printmaker up to recent multimedia interpretations.
HATCH SHOW PRINT MOONLIGHTIN'
November 15, 2014 – January 11, 2015
The work on display represents the experience and backgrounds of the Hatch Show Print designer-printers, including the varied processes that fall under the general term of printmaking, plus illustration, photography and book arts. By day, they turn out the hundreds of show posters Hatch Show Print is called upon to design and produce each year. By night, their creative skills are put to work in personal endeavors.
TYPES OF BUGS: BUGS OF TYPE: LETTERBUGS™ BY BILL MORAN OF HAMILTON WOOD & TYPE PRINTING MUSEUM
September 6 – November 11, 2014
Each Letterbug ™ is hand-printed using type manufactured by Hamilton and is part of that museum's collection of over 1.5 million pieces of wood type; the fine details completing each print come from much smaller metal type, or hand-inking, by Bill, creating unique effects on every print. The prints are an homage to the unique strata that insects and type occupy in their respective kingdoms.
THE NATIONAL POSTER RETROSPECTICUS
May 3, 2014
The National Poster Retrospecticus stopped in Nashville on Saturday, May 3, bringing 300 gig-posters from across the United States, and showcasing over 90 of the most prominent poster designers in the country. The show included heavy hitting designers like Aaron Draplin, Daniel Danger and Aesthetic Apparatus, as well as some of Hatch Show Print's work.