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Artist talk with Erinn M. Cox

Erinn M. Cox’s artist talk is now up on our website! Her exhibition ALL I LOVE, I LOVE ALONE exhibition was up on A-Gallery WINDOWS 27.10.21 – 10.01.22.⁠

During the exhibition we sat down with Erinn for an artist talk, which was conducted by Urmas Lüüs. The talk is in English.⁠

Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States based in Tallinn, Estonia. Erinn has exhibited her work in the US and internationally, highlighted by her selection for Schmuck 2018 & 2020, SOFA CHICAGO, and the 21grams touring exhibition. She was awarded the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prize and named an upcoming design star by Wallpaper* Magazine. ⁠

The artist talk is filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.

ALL I LOVE I LOVE ALONE

ARTIST TALKS

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CHASING SHADOWS X ALL I LOVE, I LOVE ALONE

CHASING SHADOWS
Edgar Volkov

There is so much we aspire to achieve, that we don’t notice when we are lost in our own desires. Our hands reach out for something or someone that might not even be real. The dreams we wish were true might not even be our own to begin with. Are we just chasing shadows or do shadows chase us?

Edgar Volkov’s window exhibition is about portraying an obsession with our aspirations and wondering if they are caused by personal desires or a force we cannot control.

Edgar Volkov is a jeweller and a jewellery artist. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2015 specializing in jewellery (BA). He is currently working at Roman Tavast. Edgar Volkov has taken part of group exhibitions “Vari” at the courtyard of Estonian Academy of Arts (2014), “Ferromenaalne” at Tallinn City Gallery (2014), “Pinna all” at St John’s Almshouse Museum (2016) and “Dark Water” in A-Gallery VAULT exhibition (2020). In 2021 Volkov took part in the group exhibition “Phantasmagoria”.

ALL I LOVE, I LOVE ALONE
Erinn M. Cox

Sometimes our heartbreak feels so dramatic, so momentous, that we seek reasons for it that are equally so. We need to make sense of the sadness we feel when the other is lost, when they so effortlessly disappear. Their absence feels overwhelming, their silence a deafening statement of rejection. We cling to memories, old conversations, private jokes, the love that they always said they wanted – the love that we still desperately hold on to despite our return to solitude.

Erinn M. Cox is a jewellery artist from the United States based in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds BFA and MFA degrees in sculpture and installation, and a MA degree in Jewellery. Erinn has exhibited her work in the US and internationally, highlighted by her selection for Schmuck 2018 & 2020, SOFA CHICAGO, and the 21grams touring exhibition. She was awarded the Galerie Marzee Graduate Prize and named an upcoming design star by Wallpaper* Magazine. As well, Erinn is an adjunct professor of Fine Arts and Art History in the US and a guest lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is a published author on topics related to contemporary art + design, jewellery, and philosophy and is the founder and writer for the online journal Louise & Maurice (www.louiseandmaurice.com).

ARTIST TALK: ERINN M. COX

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TOO MUCH

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.