Molly Hatch, Deconstructed Lace: After Royal Copenhagen, USA, 2014
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 8ft 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 shift up in scale and the cropping of the original pattern, the mark making of the ceramic painted surface is painterly and gestural. The composition of each individual plate is both an abstraction and highlight of the original pattern—making for a new experience of the familiar
Hatch’s work has been widely collected and 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 painting, was installed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Chronicle Books will be publishing a book of her work in the spring of 2015.
96″ W x 99″ H x 1.5″ D
Deconstructed Lace: After Royal Copenhagen
93 hand-thrown and hand-painted porcelain plates with glaze and underglaze
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