Recite is the first in a body of work that is a collaborative exploration of the textile and wall covering collections at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. As Molly Hatch explains, “After meeting with textile curator Susan Brown and looking through the archives of the Cooper-Hewitt collections, I was inspired to work with this eighteenth-century floral textile as the source imagery for Recite. Riffing on the historic as a musician may riff on a musical score, I offer Recite as my contemporary reinterpretation of this historic pattern.” Exploring how the eye reads surface pattern, Hatch has deconstructed the repetitive pattern by highlighting select floral motifs on the surface of hundreds of porcelain plates.
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. In the spring of 2014, Physic Garden, a monumental 456-plate painting, 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 wall installations by the artist.
As Hatch works on a commission basis, custom works may be created through Todd Merrill Studio.
Dimensions: 120″ W x 60″ H x 2″ D
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