Elbow-room in the universe

Sholto Buck, Amy Howden-Chapman, Sonya Lacey, val smith and Fiona Williams

Curated by Victoria Wynne-Jones

22-25 January 2020

Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington, New Zealand


Opening – 5:30pm Wednesday 22 January



Elbow-room in the universe is a performance-based project curated by Victoria Wynne-Jones that includes work by artists Sholto Buck, Amy Howden-Chapman, Sonya Lacey, val smith and Fiona Williams.
Elbow-room in the universe involves atmosphere, encounters, orientation, proximity and hospitality. The exhibition takes its title from the writings of English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, in particular his description of an environment that has room for and indeed welcomes irresponsibility and freedom. Slender openings in time-space will be created so that visitors to Enjoy might have the possibility of finding themselves in the midst of short and engaging interpersonal encounters.

Full press release: http://enjoy.org.nz/elbow-room-in-the-universe

22nd January – Sholto Buck 




Elbow-room in the universe, 2020, installation view.





Fiona Williams, Untitled, 2018, oil on aluminium, 13.5 x 19.2cm.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (logs), 2017, oil aluminium, 20 x 16.2cm.





Elbow-room in the universe, 2020, installation view.





Elbow-room in the universe, 2020, installation view.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (Pines), 2017, oil on aluminium, 40 x 60cm. Collection of Ruth Höflich.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (video still), 2017, oil on aluminium19.9 x 60 cm.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (cat), 2017, oil on aluminium, 40 x 60cm.





Fiona Williams, Untitled, 2017, oil on aluminium, 13.5x19.2. Collection of Victoria Wynne-Jones.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (Meredith's painting), 2019, oil on aluminium 40 x 60cm. Collection of Meredith Turnbull.





Fiona Williams, Untitled, Untitled, 2018, oil on aluminium, 13.5x19.2cm.





Elbow-room in the universe, 2020, installation view.




  

Fiona Williams, Untitled (path), 2018, oil on aluminium, 40 x 60cm.





Fiona Williams, Untitled (where the cat lay II), 2018 oil on aluminium, 40 x 60cm.



Photographed by Cheska Brown, 2020. Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington, NZ.