Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Work: London Design Festival

As many of you likely know, Anthropologie hopped the pond a while ago with several UK stores and a European online shop. My work has been well received abroad and I have to admit, I have had my eye on having a solo exhibition in the Anthropologie King's Road shop in London ever since I watched my first "Man Shops Globe" episode. The Sundace Channel program followed Keith Johnson, art and object buyer for Anthropologie all over the globe as he purchased items to make the Anthropologie stores so gorgeous. There was one episode in-particular where Keith helped curate a show in the King's Road Gallery.

Well, a few years later its my turn! My solo is happening during the famous London Design Festival, to add a cherry to the sundae treat--Polly Leonard the editor and founder of possibly my favorite magazine will be interviewing me in the gallery about the work from 6-8pm on Tuesday September 17th. I am one very excited lady!

I wanted to share the work with you--its a small gallery so there are 5 pieces:

Here is the press release:

Anthropologie is delighted to announce that to celebrate London Design Festival 2013, we will be hosting an inspirational exhibition by the celebrated international artist Molly Hatch.
Art and creativity are at the heart of the Anthropologie ethos, meaning that London Design Festival is always an important and exciting time of year for our customers and staff, and we are proud to be bringing work by Molly to London to coincide with LDF.
At our King’s Road Gallery, the artist-designer and Massachusetts resident, Molly Hatch, will be presenting a collection of her celebrated ‘plate paintings’. Entitled Render, the work will take inspiration from the vintage textiles and ceramic archives Molly has been unearthing in the collections of the V&A.
Molly will discuss her influences and artistic career in an interview with Polly Leonard, of Selvedge magazine, in our King’s Road store on Tuesday, 17th September from 6 – 8 p.m.

In an effort to claim the functional surface as a painting surface, RENDER is a new collection of plate
paintings and vases made sourcing the textile and ceramic collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
In the translation and re-working of historic fabric patterns to the ceramic surface of a group of plates, Render becomes an exploration of the relationship between the historic and the contemporary with artworks crossing over categories of decorative art, design and fine art. Through shift in scale, color and context, the compositions of plates both abstract and highlight aspects of the textile patterns, encouraging a new dialogue in pattern.
Fascinated by how we live with objects, how and why we acquire objects and what happens to them throughout history, I see this exhibition as a reflection of the life of surface pattern through the decorative art continuum. 

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