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Molly Hatch

After Block Print (Chinois), 2013

Porcelain with glaze and underglaze
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Todd Merrill Studio
New York

Molly Hatch’s most recent body of work encompasses cube vases that use negative space to render the …

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Sculpture
Molly Hatch
American, b. 1978
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Molly Hatch scours textile and porcelain archives from museums around the world (the Victoria and Albert, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt, to name a few) as inspiration for her ceramic objects and installations. Hatch draws patterns from historic source materials, enlarging and editing them, and spreading the intricate designs across vases or groupings of plates. In her most ambitious installations at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the High Museum Atlanta, Hatch has hung hundreds of painted plates in colorful constellations that shift from figurative to abstract, depending on where the viewer stands. “Exploring how the eye reads surface pattern, I have deconstructed the repeat pattern by highlighting select floral motifs on the surface of hundreds of porcelain plates,” she says of the impetus behind her recent installation Recite (2014). “Riffing on the historic as a musician may riff on a musical score, I offer Recite as my contemporary reinterpretation of this historic pattern.”

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Todd Merrill Studio
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Molly Hatch’s most recent body of work encompasses cube vases that use negative space to render the form of the vase that inspires the surface decoration. Each vase is hand-built and hand-painted. The surface pattern for the vase was sourced from the textiles collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Molly Hatch
American, b. 1978
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Molly Hatch scours textile and porcelain archives from museums around the world (the Victoria and Albert, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt, to name a few) as inspiration for her ceramic objects and installations. Hatch draws patterns from historic source materials, enlarging and editing them, and spreading the intricate designs across vases or groupings of plates. In her most ambitious installations at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the High Museum Atlanta, Hatch has hung hundreds of painted plates in colorful constellations that shift from figurative to abstract, depending on where the viewer stands. “Exploring how the eye reads surface pattern, I have deconstructed the repeat pattern by highlighting select floral motifs on the surface of hundreds of porcelain plates,” she says of the impetus behind her recent installation Recite (2014). “Riffing on the historic as a musician may riff on a musical score, I offer Recite as my contemporary reinterpretation of this historic pattern.”

Molly Hatch

After Block Print (Chinois), 2013

Porcelain with glaze and underglaze
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
New York
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