NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

These three women - Ingrid Allik, Naima Neidre ja Tiiu Pallo-Vaik - are calm, reserved and strong. They are like stones in water, whose shape is hued by the constant flow and they become increasingly more beautiful.

Tiiu Pallo-Vaik has trodden many paths from abstraction to portraits and landscapes, to diffused abstract images based on natural forms. She has painted watercolours and sensitive oil paintings. Her recent works are covered with crackleware produced with a tiny paintbrush, not dissimilar to Japanese raku pottery, something that Ingrid Allik is all too familiar with. Ingrid Allik’s delicate ceramic objects appear as though made using the material’s own expectation of possible dialogue. And if that someone is sympathetic as her current dialogue partners are, then Ingrid comes forth with a beautiful shining monologue that is respectful towards others and original in its own quiet reserve. Naima Neidre’s printmaking, ink drawings and watercolours are timid and bold at the same time. In this exhibition, her usual delicate play of light and dark graphic lines have been replaced with a watercolour combination of bright paint and simple shapes. This is a poetic exhibition that is not loud. There is a quiet suggestive hum, which sounds harmonious.

Tiiu Pallo-Vaik graduated from the Tartu Art School and State Art Institute in painting (1967). She has been awarded the grand prix at the Baltic Watercolour Triennial (1991) and the Kristjan Raud prize and medal (2017).

Naima Neidre graduated from the Tartu Art School in decorative design and the State Art Institute in printmaking (1971). She has been awarded first prize at the Riga Small Printmaking Triennial (1987), first prize at the Tallinn Print Triennial (1989) and the Kristjan Raud prize and medal (2004).

Ingrid Allik graduated from the ceramics department of the State Art Institute (1981, MA 2004) and has worked as the head and assistant professor of that department (since 2000). She has had many solo exhibitions in different parts of the world, and published a book about Raku ceramics “Raku. Development and Experience” (2010).

Gallery name: Tallinn Art Hall

Address: Vabaduse väljak 8, Tallinn

Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 11.09.2020 - 08.11.2020