Clotho, Lach, Tropos, and Anvil
New York and Berlin-based artist Chloe Piene completed her first Highpoint Editions project in the spring of 2010. Like her drawings, Piene’s new prints feature gothic figures that are darkly beautiful. Anvil is a line etching of a partial female figure with contours that appear to float above the page. Three more prints, Clotho, Lach and Tropos, are named after Clotho, Lachesis and Atropus, the Fates of Greek mythology. Each was created from a pair of lithographs that were printed on Gampi, a translucent Japanese paper. This technique created delicate variations in tone. Because Gampi is fragile, Clotho, Lach and Tropos will be sold framed.
Chloe Piene (b. USA) lives and works in New York and Berlin. She is known for her delicate charcoal figure drawings and her provocative video installations. Piene has a BA from Columbia University and a MFA from Goldsmiths College, London. She has had solo shows at Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; Carré d’Art—Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Kunsthalle Bern, Bern. Piene has participated in group exhibitions at Charim Gallery, Vienna; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT. She also participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Her work has been placed in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin.
More information can also be found on the artist’s website: chloepiene.com