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Molly Hatch

Deconstructed Lace: After Royal Copenhagen, 2014

93 hand-thrown and hand-painted porcelain plates with glaze and underglaze
96 × 99 × 1 1/2 in
243.8 × 251.5 × 3.8 cm
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New York
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Todd Merrill Studio
New York
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Claiming the functional surface of the dinner plate as a painting surface, Deconstructed Lace is …

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Claiming the functional surface of the dinner plate as a painting surface, Deconstructed Lace is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the historic and beloved patterns of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufacturer.

By re-contextualizing this historic porcelain surface pattern to the large-scale 8ft by …

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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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Todd Merrill Studio
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Claiming the functional surface of the dinner plate as a painting surface, Deconstructed Lace is …

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Claiming the functional surface of the dinner plate as a painting surface, Deconstructed Lace is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing the historic and beloved patterns of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufacturer.

By re-contextualizing this historic porcelain surface pattern to the large-scale 8ft by …

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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

Deconstructed Lace: After Royal Copenhagen, 2014

93 hand-thrown and hand-painted porcelain plates with glaze and underglaze
96 × 99 × 1 1/2 in
243.8 × 251.5 × 3.8 cm
Sold
location
New York
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