Similis, 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 Similisbecomes 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.

Dimensions: 84″ H x 65″ W x 1.5″ D