Molly Hatch, Myrmidon, 2015

Molly Hatch, Myrmidon, 2015
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Molly Hatch, Myrmidon, 2015

Extending Hatch’s repertoire of historically influenced painted installations, Myrmidon features a hand-painted and abstracted image of a blue and white porcelain lidded vase sourced from an eighteenth-century French ink, chalk , and watercolor drawing found in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The work’s 63 earthenware plates collectively become a unique  canvas for Hatch’s delicate, painterly re-rendering of a traditional vase.  Surrounded by a shimmering 11-karat gold luster background, the blue and white porcelain tradition is reborn.  Offering a contemporary commentary on the history of luxury porcelain and its trade, Myrmidon is an aesthetic deconstruction of the past through a shimmering, painterly expression of the present.

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, as well Caughley Landscape, another installation commissioned by the museum and the Woodruff Arts Center.   Chronicle Books published Hatch’s first illustrated book of paintings in March of 2015.

As Hatch works on a commission basis, custom dimensionality and source inspiration may be accommodated for a bespoke plate painting installation.

A full color catalogue of Hatch’s work is available by request through Todd Merrill Studio.

Dimensions: 70″ W x 90″ H x 1.5″ D

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