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).