Molly Hatch, Paragon, 2015

Molly Hatch, Paragon, 2015
  • Molly Hatch Paragon, 2015
    Molly Hatch Paragon, 2015

Molly Hatch, Paragon, 2015

Paragon is Molly Hatch’s newest plate painting made sourcing Chinese ornament patterns from Own Jones’ 19th century archives. Paragon extends Hatch’s series of works wherein the artist explores the relationship between the historic and the contemporary through the deconstruction of traditional pattern. In her most abstract work yet, Hatch re-contextualizes the historic floral surface pattern through painterly brush strokes over 63 porcelain plates. Hand-painted with glaze, underglaze, and 11K gold luster, each plate reveals Hatch’s unique approach to painting, through abstracted lines, bold forms, and captivating plays between positive and negative space.  Together, the plates form a unique wall installation, reawakening interest in the historic through a 21st century technique and aesthetic.

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 Caughly 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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