Molly Hatch, “Quand on Aime, Tout est Plaisir: After Fragonard”, 2011. Hand-thrown porcelain plates and inlaid underglaze, hardware, and epoxy. Male side: 55″ H x 45″ W x 2″ D Female Side: 75″ H x 55″ W x 2″ D
Beth Katleman, “Sleeping Girl” (2013), “Hanging Girl” (2013), unique, porcelain and wire, 58 x 38 x 12 in each
Yard Sale Project, Over Easy Table, 18” H x 38” W x 24” D, Multiple woods
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODD MERRILL 20TH CENTURY AND STUDIO CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITING AT ART SOUTHAMPTON, JULY 25th – JULY 29th, 2013
July 8, 2013 New York, NY—Todd Merrill 20th Century and Studio Contemporary is honored to be exhibiting for the first time at Art Southampton, July 25th – July 29th, 2013. ArtSouthampon is an international contemporary and modern art fair taking place in the Hamptons at the peak of its season. Art Southampton is held on the grounds of the Southampton Elks Lodge adjacent to the Southampton Golf club. The preview will be held on the 25th of July, and the fair is open to the public from July 26th through July 29th.
At Art Southampton Merrill will be debuting the work of Molly Hatch, the newest artist to join Studio Contemporary. Hatch is a contemporary artist who treats ceramic plates as surfaces on which she paints figural and abstract scenes inspired by 18th and 19th century art. Hatch will be represented by her most recent work, “Quand on Aime, Tout est Plaisir: After Fragonard” which was recently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in the exhibition “New Blue and White” (February 20- July 14, 2013).
Merrill will exhibit the best of his Studio Contemporary artists’ new work. The booth will feature a selection of works by Beth Katleman, including a new horizontal version of Katleman’s critically renowned and award-winning “Folly” (2010), “Demi-Folly” at 5.5’ H x 18’ W x 13” D, as well as two new wall-mounted reliefs “Sleeping Girl” (2013), “Hanging Girl” (2013), and two table-top sculptures “Leda” and (2013) and “Alice” (2013).
Creations from Jennifer Trask, “Vestige” series (2012), “Umi” and “Undergrowth” will hang alongside Niamh Barry’s “Apparent Magnitude” Chandelier/ Lighting Installation. The booth will feature an impressive, intricate new low table, “Over Easy” (2013) by the Yard Sale Project as well as an Enignum-series low-table (2011) from Joseph Walsh; an impressive “5-Drawer George” chest of drawers from Gareth Neal; and the “Mollusque” low-table from Marc Fish.
Works by Yard Sale Project, Joseph Walsh, and Gareth Neal feature prominently in Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, open from March 19th to September 15th, 2013.
Todd Merrill 20th Century and Studio Contemporary (www.merrillantiques.com and www.studiocontemporary.com) is known for showing the best of twentieth century and contemporary design. The gallery is located at 65 Bleecker Street in New York City. Merrill, a third generation dealer, opened his business in 2000 and quickly became known for a selection of the best of post-war American studio and custom furniture, as well as outstanding European 20th-century furniture and lighting. In November 2008, Rizzoli published Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, the first definitive book on late 20th Century American studio furniture. A year later, in 2009, Merrill launched Studio Contemporary to represent studio artists producing the best contemporary furniture and decorative arts.
For more information please contact Bella Neyman or Alex Clausen at (212) 673-0531 or email: [email protected]