24 October to 20 February
Robert Koenig has been carving wooden figures and reliefs for over 35 years. For his latest exhibition at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Robert will be making a major new piece of work especially for the church space.
Taking the form of a large mobile gallery-space – Memorial Structure will create a space for contemplation, recollection and reminiscence – decorated inside using differing techniques Robert has mastered over the past three and a half decades. Reliefs and sculptural carvings in his distinctive style will tackle themes of migration, loss, discrimination, fear and collective responsibility, and explore his own heritage as the son of Polish wartime refugees.
This new commission will be accompanied by a collection of Robert’s existing sculptures and reliefs in the Link gallery space, including large carved wooden reliefs from his ‘Portals’ series and a selection of his distinctive carved figures.
Memorial Structure has been created with the support of the National Lottery through funding from Arts Council England.