Molly Hatch, Deconstructed Lace: After Royal Copenhagen, USA, 2014
Claiming the functional surface of the dinner plate as a painting surface, Deconstructed Lace sources the historic and beloved patterns of the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufacturer.
By re-contextualizing a historic porcelain surface pattern to a large-scale ceramic surface on a group of 93 hand-thrown and decorated porcelain plates, Deconstructed Lace becomes an exploration of the relationship between the historic and the contemporary in its explosion— or deconstruction— of a traditional pattern. Through an increase in scale and cropping of the original pattern, the mark-making of the ceramic painted surface is painterly and gestural. The composition of each plate is both an abstraction and a highlight of the original pattern— creating a new experience of the familiar
Hatch’s work has been widely collected, commissioned, and exhibited at art fairs nationally and internationally. In 2013, Hatch had a solo museum exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance and was included in New Blue and White, a contemporary decorative arts exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This spring, Physic Garden, a monumental 456-plate work, was installed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. In 2015, Chronicle Books published a book of her work.
Dimensions: 96″ W x 99″ H x 1.5″ D
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