BRATTLEBORO >> The Dianich Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Brattleboro, is be exhibiting new work from Massachusetts artist Molly Hatch. The show will run through July 30. For her newest body of work titled Passage, Molly Hatch designed the work with the gallery space at The Dianich in mind—a space distinctively suited to sculptural floor pieces. While Molly Hatch is better known for hanging plates on the wall as paintings, Passage is largely focused on sculptural objects displayed off of the wall, with only two of the five pieces in the show hanging.
Featuring new ceramic sculptures and drawings, the inspiration for Passage comes from both historic and contemporary textiles and patterning found in home interiors. With an attention to pattern and understanding pattern repetitions, this body of work explores how patterns juxtapose.
Stack I, Stack II and Stack III play patterns off of each other in the way one might find pattern combinations in a home, and concentrate the eye on these juxtapositions, encouraging the viewer to see the patterns and colors in a new way. Wall Stack engages pattern similarly, juxtaposing a pattern on the side to a pattern from a head on view, an optical play that encourages the viewer to walk around the piece viewing it from all sides—a three dimensional painting. To bridge past work with the formation of this new body of work Passage, Molly Hatch has included one small wall painting of sixteen plates titled Passage, which explores the geometry in pattern through the combination of a geometric contemporary block pattern and a historic 18th century Chinese foliage pattern.
The Dianich Gallery exhibits work from artists Vermont and its surrounding area, and is pleased to exhibit the work of Molly Hatch, a Florence, Massachusetts-based artist who grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont.
Molly Hatch, the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of painters, received her BFA from the Museum School in Boston in 2000, and has recently shown work at the Philadelphia Arts Alliance and The Museum of Fine Arts in 2013, and whose work is Currently installed and included in the
permanent collection of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. After first encountering Molly Hatch's work in the context of her numerous shows at notable galleries and museums, The Dianich is delighted to bring this local artist of regional and international recognition to Brattleboro, Vermont. Molly Hatch is represented by the Todd Merrill Studio in New York City.
The gallery is located at 139 Main St., Brattleboro.