Recent Woodcut Prints and
The Legacy of Hatch Showprint
August 30, 2015
From September 1 to 30, the Hamilton Ink Spot gallery, 375 N. Wabasha Street in St. Paul, will welcome recent personal “Woodcuts” printed by Jim Sherraden, who also curates Nashville’s Hatch Show Print.
A free closing reception and 8 p.m. artist talk with Sherraden will be held Tuesday, September 29, 6-10 p.m., at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th Street, a few doors down from Ink Spot. Save the date; registration will be announced here soon and walk-ins will be welcome.
Background: A Master Printer
Jim Sherraden is a master printer and archivist at Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879 and today, an historical property of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. In 1992, Sherraden began creating one of-a-kind pieces from the shop’s hand-cut, historic blocks. Called “monoprints,” these are collected by individuals and institutions worldwide.
In 2005, Sherraden returned to carving his own woodcuts, developing a new body of work that includes cutting up his own printed pieces, and mixing and matching the patchwork imagery, resulting in quilt-like compositions. Designers who’ve admired Jim‘s aesthetic as a master printer will enjoy his personal woodcuts whose style predates his work at Hatch. The vivid color palettes established during his tenure at Hatch have found their way into his current work, which has been exhibited throughout the U.S.