Molly Hatch, Grand Celestial, USA, 2018
With Grand Celestial, artist Molly Hatch has expanded on her celebrated approach to deconstructing historic patterning and surface through an installation of pyramidal wall tiles that create a large scale, three-dimensional ceramic lenticular. When viewed from the right perspective, Hatch’s interpretaion of the elaborately decorated astronomical ceiling of Grand Central Terminal’s Main Concorse reveals itself on a deep cobalt glaze with painterly detail. From the left perspective the astronomical motif continues while the phases of the moon create a dotted pattern rendered in brilliant gold luster and black underglaze.The dual composition of historic rendering and contemporary pattern work are combined to create this new and exciting wall installation.
In the past decade the name Molly Hatch has become synonymous with contemporary ceramics. Hatch’s ceramic installations, inspired by historical decoration, have been exhibited and collected all over the world and garnered her a loyal and fervent following. Todd Merrill Studio has represented Hatch since 2013.
As Hatch works on a commission basis, custom works may be requested.
Materials: 42 porcelain tiles
Dimensions: 40h x 75w x 3d inches
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