Patsy with Halo, 2008
There is a lot that can be said about Hatch Show Print, its history, its legacy and the artwork of its current manager, Jim Sherraden. Because I’m getting over the swine flu, I’m going to keep this week’s write up short and sans Derrida. “Patsy with Halo” is one of Sherraden’s recent monoprints. Each monoprint is a collage of images drawn from Hatch’s extensive archive. Thus, each collage is Sherraden’s interpretation of the print shop’s history, of Country music’s history, of Nashville’s history and of American cultural history. I have a particular love of this image — not simply because I now own it, but for it’s complex function both as an artwork and as a type of visual archive. don’t get me started… there’s an essay in the works. I’ll keep you posted, dear readers.