Molly Hatch is a innovative ceramic artist from Northampton, MA.
Her career in ceramics has led to collaborations with institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Clark Art Institute as well as collaborations with design and industry.
Curator Emily Zilber of the MFA writes:
“The widespread dissemination of blue and white was reliant on the ability to print on clay. Hatch takes this one step further, treating ceramic plates as surfaces on which to translate images of swinging lovers from the 18th-century paintings of Jean-Honoré Fragonard—which themselves would have been spread through prints. Hatch uses Mishima, a Japanese slip inlay technique; its blue lines create a cross-hatched image that can only be read in its entirety when viewing the whole installation. Individually, each plate provides a second frame for Hatch’s drawing. This allows for both figural and abstract representation, and speaks to moments of invention inherent in the translation between the printed image and its source.”
“This body of work was debuted at the final SOFA NY in April of 2012 in collaboration with Ferrin Gallery and Sienna Gallery. All work is derivative of artwork housed in the collections of the MFA Boston and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.” Molly Hatch
“Measuring 22 feet high by 17 feet wide with 475 plates, “Physic Garden” is my largest plate painting installation to date. Commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, it is permanently installed in their Margaretta Taylor Lobby. The surface decoration for the plate painting is sourced from two Chelsea Factory plates that depict realistic flora and fauna in the “Hans Sloane” style of the early 1750s.” Molly Hatch
“Recite is the first in a new body of work–a collaborative exploration of the textile and wallcovering 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.” Molly Hatch
Artwork from a solo exhibition at the King’sRoad Anthropologie Gallery in London – 2013
Reverie: Philadelphia Art Alliance 2013
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