\Chloe PieneEiserne Frau14.01. - 03.03.2012
Chloe Piene, *1972 in the USA,
lives and works in New York and Berlin
Photo © Jens Ziehe
Gallery Barbara Thumm is very pleased to announce her second solo show of the New York based artist Chloe Piene in Germany.
Chloe Piene is well known for her ability to straddle an extremely wide spectrum, both in the physical play of her materials and as a certain philosophical position. Her work has included such diverse associations as prisoners, love letters, ironworkers, Christian mystics, ruins, political dictatorships and instruments of torture. A sudden discovery of works in wax by Medardo Rosso, (1858-1928), resonated for her as bodies found accidentally in forests. It reminded her of archaeological ruins and the burial sites of kings or families in Ireland and across the European Continent. Iron was at one time a sacred material touched only by the blacksmith, who was given both a high rank and magical status for his ability to transform it.Read more