PURE KINDNESS + DANCE
Heigo Jelle (1963) graduated from ERKI (Estonian Academy of Arts) in 1986, and has since maintained a professional practice in metal arts. He worked as a faculty member in the Estonian Academy of Arts from 1991-2015, including 18 years as an Associate Professor. His primary material is iron and his primary technology of work is forging. Jelle’s work ranges from jewelry to sculpture, with an emphasis on commissions for both historical and modern architectural projects, including nine gates in the Tallinn Old Town. His latest monumental work was finished in June 2020 – a four meter sculpture “Wake up call” on Torni street in the Tallinn district of Nõmme.
On the windows on A-Gallery, Jelle is showcasing two of his monumental forged and welded steel sculptures.
INSIGNIFICANT BURDEN OF BEING
Each of us has a past that trails behind each step, that consists of predefined occasions and uncontrolled situations. It consists of the experiences of our ancestors, where on the scales there is an unstable balance between conscious choice and fateful events. We are dragging with us this insignificant burden of being.
Ljubov Kedrina (1987) was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia. Graduated from Tallinn University in 2011 in Art Therapies (BA) and in 2019 from Estonian Academy of Arts, Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department (BA). Participated in several international group exhibitions in Italy, Portugal, Russia and Estonia.
LIGHTNING IN THE LOTUS BLOOM
“The way in which the lotus blossom slowly opens, quietly spreading out its petals, is indeed like the revelation of truth, that becomes then visible between the pink petals, reminiscing a brilliant cut diamond. It comes as no surprise that the gods have made a habit of sitting on it.” – Tõnn Sarv
Bruno Lillemets (1979) studied Jew ellery Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has been participating in exhibitions since 1998. For the past decade Lillemets has mostly been working on monumental installations for public space. For example, the interactive robot fungi at the Tallinn TV Tower and design elements of the permanent exhibition of the Estonian History Museum’s Great Guild Hall. His sculptures and installations can also be found outside of Tallinn in Rakvere, Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve, Põlva and Kehra. Lillemets’ works are a part of the collection of the Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum.
MESSAGE FROM BABYLON
In the contemporary world order one can often get in touch with the traditions of ancient civilizations. One of them – creating and wearing jewellery – has never lost its relevance. The colours of foregone times are reflected within works that look like paintings, unexpectedly encrusted with silver jewellery.
The bulk of Sergijenko’s work is based on various techniques of working with enamel. On the window of A-gallery she presents her recent paintings along with silver jewellery in the rare and extremely demanding plique-a-jour technique.
Tamara Sergijenko (1950) graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Estonia and abroad: USA, Great Britain, Japan, France, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, among others. Sergijenko has taken part in jewellery symposiums in Germany, Great Britain and Lithuania. She has held masterclasses in USA and Russia and has been awarded prizes and diplomas at various competitions.
Sergijenko’s enamel works can be found in „The Collector’s Golden Book“ (published by Les Editions Arts et Images du Monde, Paris, 1992 – 1993). Her works belong to museum collections in Estonia, Russia, USA and Germany, as well as in several private collections.
The exhibition is sponsored by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.