Ferrin Gallery presents Molly Hatch’s “DOUBLE DARE YA” , in The Pursuit of Porcelain, an installation of ceramic sculpture, photography and works on paper at the Park Avenue Armory at SOFA New York, April 14 – 17, 2011 and Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA May 28 – July 23, 2011
For The Pursuit of Porcelain, Molly Hatch’s new body of ceramic work “DOUBLE DARE YA” is presented in a staged setting inspired by the historic 18th century tradition of the porcelain room. For this installation, Hatch has created a series of interrelated porcelain forms referencing whiskey flasks. Each flask portrays one line of a poem in text messaging acronyms and correlating imagery.The poem is read in entirety when the flasks are viewed as an installation. Each flask is exhibited in a baroque inspired ceramic frame that Hatch has mounted on a graffiti wall panel painted by Brooklyn graffiti artists Pher and Serk.
Molly Hatch’s work is heavily inspired by fabric, font and design trends that she remixes and redefines. Her use of text is appropriated from grrl band and punk rock lyrics like those of Bikini Kill and the Runaways, as well as from text messaging and collected colloquiums.
Hatch works from her Northampton MA home studio where she is a surface designer for everything from wallpaper patterns to jewelry in addition to her primary career as a ceramic artist-designer. Hatch received her MFA in ceramics at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2008. In 2009, she was awarded the prestigious Arts/Industry Residency in the Pottery at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. She has had articles published in American Craft Magazine, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
ARTIST CONVERSATION: Molly Hatch
Molly Hatch: Pattern Function
Hatch discusses her recent body of ceramic artwork that engages pattern as a framing and display device to support a conceptual idea.
1 pm, Friday, April 15
SOFA CHATS with Christa Assad and Molly Hatch
A lively program of discussions with artists about their most recent work and projects. Presented by exhibitors in their booths throughout the evening, this is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the most exciting artists working in their field including Christa Assad, whose collaborative works are based on graffiti culture and urban detritus, and Molly Hatch, ceramicist and designer partnering with Anthropologie on several upcoming projects.
New Collectors/Young Designers Night
6:00 - 8:30 pm Friday, April 15
Ferrin Gallery Inbooth #300
“The Pursuit of Porcelain” is an installation of ceramic sculpture, photography and works on paper, a staged version of an 18th century porcelain room filled with a collection of figurines, plates and objects.The installation, conceived by sculptor Chris Antemann includes a room of her own sculpture and photography and interpretations of the concept by Molly Hatch and other invited artists who share a passion for porcelain and its history.
Ferrin Gallery, established 1979, is nationally known as a contemporary gallery specializing in figural sculpture and studio ceramics. The gallery works closely with private collectors, institutions and the media as a source for works by both established and emerging artists. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, it is equidistant from New York City and Boston.
HOURS: By Appointment through May 25, Thurs – Saturday, 11-5:00 through June, Open Daily July – August.