Recite is the first in a new body of work–a collaborative exploration of the textile and wall covering collections at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. “After meeting with textile curator Susan Brown and looking through the archives of the Cooper-Hewitt collections, I was inspired to work with this 18th century floral textile as the source imagery for Recite. Exploring how the eye reads surface pattern, Molly Hatch has deconstructed the repeat pattern by highlighting select floral motifs on the surface of hundreds of porcelain plates. Riffing on the historic as a musician may riff on a musical score, I offer Recite as my contemporary reinterpretation of this historic pattern.”
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, and 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 the artist works on a commission basis, custom works can be created through Todd Merrill Studio.
Dimensions: 120″ W x 60″ H x 2″ D
199 hand-thrown porcelain porcelain plates with glaze and underglaze, acryllic paint, hardware
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