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 18th century French ink, chalk , and watercolor drawing found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art archives. Splashed upon 63 earthenware plates, the pattern falls upon each round form that becomes a unique canvas for Hatch’s delicate, painterly re-renderings of traditional patterns. Surrounded by a shimmering 11 karat gold luster background, the blue and white porcelain tradition is reborn. Offering a contemporary contemporary 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 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, as well Caughley Landscape, another work 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 as well as source inspiration can be accommodated for a bespoke plate painting installation. A full color catalogue of Hatch’s work is available by request through Todd Merrill Studio.
70″ W x 90″ H x 1.5″ D
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