Molly Hatch’s Paragon uses Chinese ornamental patterns from Owen Jones’ nineteenth-century archives. Paragon extends Hatch’s series of works in which she explores the relationship between the historic and the contemporary through the deconstruction of traditional patterns. In Paragon, one of her most abstract works, Hatch modernizes a historic floral pattern with painterly brush strokes over 63 porcelain plates. The work reawakens interest in the historic through 21st-century aesthetic choices.
Dimensions: 70″ W x 90″ H x 1.5″ D