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Molly Hatch

Aspire: After Meissen, USA, 2015

58 hand-thrown and decorated porcelain plates
72 × 72 × 2 in
182.9 × 182.9 × 5.1 cm
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Todd Merrill Studio
New York
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Aspire is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the iconic Meissen Porcelain …

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Aspire is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the iconic Meissen Porcelain Manufacturer’s Purple Indian tableware pattern. Aspire is the second in an ongoing series of works by Hatch that explores the relationship between the historic and the contemporary through the deconstruction of a traditional …

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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.”

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Aspire is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the iconic Meissen Porcelain …

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Aspire is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the iconic Meissen Porcelain Manufacturer’s Purple Indian tableware pattern. Aspire is the second in an ongoing series of works by Hatch that explores the relationship between the historic and the contemporary through the deconstruction of a traditional …

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Design/Decorative Art
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

Aspire: After Meissen, USA, 2015

58 hand-thrown and decorated porcelain plates
72 × 72 × 2 in
182.9 × 182.9 × 5.1 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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