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Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch, Verse, USA, 2016, 2016

60 × 90 × 1 1/2 in
152.4 × 228.6 × 3.8 cm
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New York, Southampton
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Todd Merrill Studio
New York, Southampton
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Using the ceramic surface as both her canvas and subject matter, Molly Hatch extends her …

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Using the ceramic surface as both her canvas and subject matter, Molly Hatch extends her historically-inspired contemporary repertoire with Verse, a hand-painted wall installation. Highlighting the visual brilliance of an 18th century Chinese textile, Verse is a gilded deconstruction of historic pattern. Like the …

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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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Using the ceramic surface as both her canvas and subject matter, Molly Hatch extends her …

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Using the ceramic surface as both her canvas and subject matter, Molly Hatch extends her historically-inspired contemporary repertoire with Verse, a hand-painted wall installation. Highlighting the visual brilliance of an 18th century Chinese textile, Verse is a gilded deconstruction of historic pattern. Like the …

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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

Molly Hatch, Verse, USA, 2016, 2016

60 × 90 × 1 1/2 in
152.4 × 228.6 × 3.8 cm
Sold
location
New York, Southampton
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