Signs of Good Fortune Covered in Dust
An exhibition of iconographic paintings on rough sawn planks by wood sculptor Robert Koenig. Where many of Koenig’s large-scale and public sculptures deal with notions of displacement, shared memory and historical responsibility, particularly in relation to the atrocities of the second world war, these smaller works, which are perhaps more introspective, contain the artist’s own memories, codified within the symbols, patterns and shapes that he has painted or charred into wood.
4 January – 9 February 2018, Ripley Arts Centre, 24 Sundbridge Avenue, Bromley, London BR1.

Jo Pond has created a series of heirlooms based on second world war artefacts, trinkets and a collection of diaries that have been bequeathed to her. The artist will be in conversation with Sian Hindle on Wednesday 10 January to discuss the stories behind these works.
8 January – 15 February 2018, Vittoria Street Gallery, School of Jewellery, 82-86 Vittoria Street, Birmingham.

2018 Residency Program Group Show
Artists Josephine Cottrell, Mahaut Harley Leca and Mark Tamer show work together to mark the beginning of The Muse Gallery and Studio’s 2018 residency programme. The three artists, all recent graduates, will then continue to work on site at the gallery and studios over the next 6 months.
11 – 28 January 2018, The Muse Gallery and Studio, 269 Portobello Road, London.

The Landscape of Time
A group exhibition of figurative and semi-abstract painted works by Helen Bermingham, Tom Down, Susie Hamilton, Antonia Jackson, Nicole Price and Ed Saye. With painterly technique each artist seeks to slow down and recapture time with varied use of colour, composition, choice of scale and brushwork – recreating half remembered, half imagined spaces, imbued with melancholy and the existential.
13 January – 19 March (PV 16 January), The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, London.

Consumed: Stilled Live
New photographic works by Cardiff-based artist Dawn Woolley focusing on still life images and their extraordinary, and, at times, shocking potential in connecting the consumer and the act of consuming. Woolley, who received a Professional development bursary from a-n last year, will be in conversation with Ffotogallery’s director David Drake during the private view of the exhibition.
12 January – 3 February 2018, Ffotogallery, Turner House, Penarth, CF64 3DH.

1. Robert Koenig, ‘Signs of Good Fortune Covered in Dust’, exhibition poster.
2. Jo Pond, Rationed, buttonhole brooches. Courtesy: theartist
3. 2018 Residency Program Group Show exhibition poster. Courtesy: The Muse Gallery and Studio
4. Tom Down, Cave, acrylic and gesso on board, 50x60cm, 2016. Courtesy: the artist
5. Dawn Woolley, Relic 20. Courtesy: the artist

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