Molly Hatch, Quand On Aime Tout est Plaisir: After Fragonard, USA, 2013

Molly Hatch, Quand On Aime Tout est Plaisir: After Fragonard, USA, 2013
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Molly Hatch, Quand On Aime Tout est Plaisir: After Fragonard, USA, 2013

Inspired by the eighteenth-century paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Quand On Aime Tout est Plaisir was presented as part of the 2013 “New Blue and White” exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The exhibition’s curator, Emily Zilber, writes: “The widespread dissemination of blue and white was reliant on the ability to print on clay. Hatch takes this one step further, treating ceramic plates as surfaces on which to translate images of swinging lovers from the eighteenth-century paintings of Fragonard— which themselves would have been spread through prints. Hatch uses Mishima, a Japanese slip inlay technique; its blue lines create a cross-hatched image that can only be read in its entirety when viewing the whole installation. Individually, each plate provides a second frame for Hatch’s drawing. This allows for both figural and abstract representation, and speaks to moments of invention inherent in the translation between the printed image and its source.

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. In the spring of 2014, Physic Garden, a monumental 456-plate work, was installed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. In 2015, Chronicle Books of San Francisco published a book of her work. In 2016, the Clayarch Gimhae Museum in Korea exhibited a selection of Hatch’s wall installations.

As the artist works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.

Dimensions: Male: 55″ H x 45″ W x 2″ D, Female: 75″ H x 55″ W x 2″ D

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