We always want more. We are filled with confusion and excitement about how to think, feel and react to what is happening in and around us. We create images and words that blur the boundaries of reality and often become obsessions that we no longer get enough of. We long for reckless love, endless joy, non-binding truths, and fantastic experiences; at the same time unsuccessfully fighting the temptation to fully follow their own wants and desires. But when do we say that something is too much? Where is the line between adequate and excessive, when our hearts and innermards ask for infinitely more.
Triin Kukk is an Estonian jewellery artist, currently obsessed with stones. She finished her MA studies in the department of jewellery and blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts this spring. Recently, Triin was awarded with one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes. www.triinkukk.com
Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States, currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds a BFA in sculpture and photography from Florida State University, an MFA in sculpture and installation from the Memphis College of Art, and a MA degree in Jewellery from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Erinn has exhibited her work internationally, highlighted by her selection for Schmuck 2018 and recently being awarded one of the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prizes in 2019. As well, Erinn is a published author on topics related to contemporary art + design, jewellery, and philosophy; recently being selected for the Young Estonian Jewellery Writing Award in 2018. www.erinnmcox.com
The design of the exhibition, which changes over two months, opens up artists’ interpretations of what may be too much.
The exhibition is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.