Molly Hatch, Similis, USA, 2017

Molly Hatch, Similis, USA, 2017
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Molly Hatch, Similis, USA, 2017

Continuing Molly Hatch’s historically-inspired contemporary repertoire is Similis, a work based on a nineteenth-century Chinese Export porcelain plate from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Composed of 37 earthenware hand-painted plates, the glazed surface of Similis becomes a fragmented canvas for Hatch’s delicate, painterly re-rendering. Installed in a geometric honeycomb pattern, each round surface serves as a canvas for the artist’s brush strokes; together, the plates reveal the intricate abstract floral motif of their source material.

In 2009, Hatch’s career took off after she was awarded the prestigious Arts/Industry Residency in Pottery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. Since then, Hatch’s work has been in high demand. 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 2014, Physic Garden, a monumental 456-plate work, was installed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as well as Caughly 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. 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 requested.

Dimensions: 84″ H x 65″ W x 1.5″ D

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