Pilvi Tammoja and Erinn M. Cox at the Tartu Art House
Pilvi Tammoja and Erinn M. Cox with their joint exhibition “That Girl” in the small gallery of Tartu Art House.
The artists present contemporary jewellery pieces that depict, deny, define, and distort the images we hold of ourselves as women.
The works are inspired by our vulnerabilities, our strengths, our fears, and our desires — whether they are real or imagined. They are thinking about that girl: who you may know, who you might also be.
Tammoja and Cox add: “In the dark, it’s all a trick. And nobody knows. We are in the moment, in the moments. Our eyes throw a glance, we make you laugh, we are provocative, we dance, we drink. We pretend to have fun. We break our own hearts. And we do it again and again.”
Pilvi Tammoja (b. 1991) is an interdisciplinary artist from Estonia based in Tallinn. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design and a Master’s degree in Jewellery which provides her a unique understanding of forms and the body, resulting in diverse works made with an ever-changing range of materials from silk thread to cast iron. She has exhibited her work in group exhibitions and fashion shows; and has also worked on window displays, photo set designs and prop design & fabrication.
Erinn M. Cox (b. 1976) is a jewellery artist from the United States based in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds BFA and MFA degrees in sculpture 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)
Special thanks to: Tartu Art House, Plattform Schmunkkunst
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
The exhibition is open until 2 October.
Tartu Art House producer