Exhibitions 2024

the act or process of combining two or more separate things into one whole, especially pieces of text or ideas.

The world is multi-faceted, with its plethora of opinions, viewpoints, cultures, races,

religions, in various stages of amalgamation. Sometimes, it feels like there isn’t

enough space to accommodate them all. In tight spots, as we collide with each other, we become aware that our perspective is not the only one; neither is it the only correct one. To continue our existence, we need to change – to choose whether to limit ourselves to our own bubble, or to react with force and violence, or, perhaps, try to understand and accept the possibility – inevitability, even – of difference.

Differences can enrich our world, make it more exciting and alive. Attempts at

understanding can elicit bafflement, curiosity, recognition; if not always delight, then

at least a peace of mind – a feeling of liberation that comes from allowing the world to be more than a monoculture made up of clones.

In our conflations, we study and reveal different layers, angles, thoughts,

their past and future, their interactions and confluences.

Simone Fezer is a German artist working with glass, performances and installations.

On extensive travels, she has worked as assistant to renowned artists and studied at

various international schools such as the Penland School of Crafts, and Centro

Studio Vetro in Italy. She had a residency at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in

Washington, USA in 2016, and at Gallery S12 in Bergen, Norway in 2020. In 2019,

she was awarded the Irvin Borowsky International Award of the University of Arts,

Philadelphia. She has a Teaching Assignment for Sculptural Glass at the Academy

of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany, and exhibits her mostly large-scale installations in

Glass and Mixed Media nationally and internationally.

In her work, Simone Fezer addresses the fragility and interdependency of all life, and aims to create interdisciplinary and immersive environments. She likes to collaborate with other artists, bringing together installation, performance and multi-media, creating stages for the viewer to enter and explore.

Kai Koppel is a daring experimenter in the field of hot glass, working with the

medium since 1975. Her early works included spatial glass objects. During the

1980s, as a young artist, she opposed the rational, geometric conventions of design

with her own Dionysian method, based on the expressive randomness of hot glass.

Instead of form following function, and contrary to consumerism, she drew inspiration from symbolic imagery, from nature, from ancient architecture; she became known for her large, columnar forms that took on the appearance of architectonics. She is a process-oriented artist for whom the physical involvement with the material and technology is essential.

Kati Kerstna is a socially sensitive artist with a focus on environmental topics. She

likes to visualise her topics via the contradictory nature of glass. Testing the border

between fragility and strength, playing with transparency, reflections, light and optics

are some of her tools. Her creations are sculptural installations which draw attention

to both space and form, and their illusoriness. She has been active as a curator

whose endeavours have brought attention to Estonian glass art in the world.

Currently, she is co-curating exhibitions of Baltic glass art. Together with Kai Koppel

and Simone Fezer, she has contributed to the organisation of the Haapsalu hot glass symposia.

Personal exhibition in Rapla 2024

The exhibition THE PSALMS consists of two series of works, which were exhibited in 2019 at Draakon Gallery in Tallinn and in 2021 at Tampere Maja in Tartu.

Incense symbolises the love of God that he pours on us all, and the grace of the Holy Spirit, which spreads on the faithful as a good odour. A priest says when blessing the censer: “We offer you incense, O Christ our God, for an odour of spiritual fragrance. Receive it upon your heavenly altar, and send down upon us in return the grace of your all-holy Spirit”. I have used the smoke in my work, or rather the miraculously short moment that remains after the flame has been extinguished. There is a feeling that someone’s invisible hand is writing with smoke over the emptiness in fine calligraphy using different languages – maybe Hebrew, maybe Arabic or some other language.

“Let my prayer arise as incense before thee…” 1–12. (Psalm 141:2). Giclée Print on Fine Art Paper, May 2018

There are a total of 12 works in the series.


“PS 148. Bodiless Heavenly Hosts” continues my previous exhibition „PS 141:2. The Psalms and Prophet Jonah in the Belly of the Whale”, that took place in Draakon Gallery in spring, 2019. Then, I was taking pictures of candlesmoke. Now I have switched to photographing fog, coming from an old fog machine. The new images have more volume and colour, there are some faces with character. They are Heavenly Hosts, who serve God according to Psalm 103:20, with the mission of worshipping him.

There are a total of 8 works in the series.