Our house (white indices)
20 Nov – 6 Dec 2008
In Our house (white indices) Auckland artist Trenton Garratt's small works, ranging from dust-sized particles to larger ceramic pieces, were disseminated through the Enjoy gallery.
Noel Ivanoff, Raewyn Martyn
30 Oct – 15 Nov 2008
Enjoy is proud to present a two-person show by Auckland-based artist Noel Ivanoff and Wellington's Raewyn Martyn. For Landing both artists have developed responses to the characteristics of existing architecture, space and objects.
9 Oct – 25 Oct 2008
Combining light-hearted sculptural sensibilities with a political conscience, Life Instincts is a playful suggestion of what it could mean to be in love ...with the earth.
18 Sep – 4 Oct 2008
Showing both prototypes and working sculptures at Enjoy, Nicholls presents sound energy from a visual perspective - to see what we can't hear. In this way his works are visual amplifiers.
Kah Bee Chow
31 Aug – 31 Aug 2008
One Day Sculpture
"Once regarded at the most notorious slum area in New Zealand," Wellington historian Lynette Shum notes, "Haining Street today is an industrial area that bears little indication of its sensationalist past."(1) As the centre of Wellington's Chinatown from the late 1800s-1940s, it also bore witness to the one of the most violent episodes in Chinese New Zealand history, when Englishman Lionel Terry shot dead Joe Kum Yung outside number 13 in 1905 as a protest against Chinese immigration into the country. Kah Bee Chow's ONE DAY SCULPTURE, which occured on Sunday 31 August, is sited opposite this spot at number 10 Haining Street.
28 Aug – 13 Sep 2008
The walls of urban space both reveal and conceal the detritus of the city as excess matter is stuffed into cracks and merged into the architecture. Bus tickets are forced to lie between seats. Receipts and miscellany are trodden into cracks in the pavement. This matter is framed by its environment and remains part of a larger composition.
Leading to Form
Holly Wilson, Sarah Rose
7 Aug – 23 Aug 2008
Orientated by architecture, Leading to Form explored relationships between bodies and structure. The work focused on the way a body senses in rhythms, textures, layers and juxtapositions that defy strict organisation. Willson and Rose are interested in this interaction; "physical and poetic encounters leave an imprint, a trace, always deferred, always leading to another moment."
Edith Amituanai, John Lake, Virginia Woods-Jack, Wolfram Hahn
17 Jul – 3 Aug 2008
Presenting both contemporary New Zealand and German photography, About Face critiqued historical and contemporary conventional ideas of truth in portraiture and set up questions about what the photograph can convey about the subject. This group show presented an array of approaches to contemporary photographic portraiture and was also a varied presentation of contemporary subjects.
Dan Arps, Richard Frater, Vincent Grocery, Xin Cheng
27 Jun – 12 Jul 2008
Summer Residency Exhibition
Vincent Grocery brings together three artists in a collaborative exhibition that expands on notions of sculpting space.
Vacuum Idle Adjustment
Robert Hood, Tahi Moore
7 Jun – 21 Jun 2008
"It's going to have videos. And cars ..."
The pairing of Robert Hood and Tahi Moore promised something slightly boyish, coupled with the deadpan, creeping, dry wit both artists are known for.
workshopping performance series
Chris Brady, Gemma Syme, Hannah Edmunds, Hanne van Beek, Johnathon Titheridge, Shane McGrath, Vivien Atkinson
15 May – 31 May 2008
Anyone who has ever experienced a live piece of performance art is likely to have experienced confused expectations, a sense of embarrassment for the artist and or a desire for something successful to happen. Enjoy's 2008 performance series addresses these issues for both audience and artist.
red thing blue thing
Sam Rountree-Williams, Selina Foote
24 Apr – 10 May 2008
When working in close proximity, people's frames of reference inevitably draw nearer together, and certain resonance spring from shared concerns. But what are these resonances?
3 Apr – 19 Apr 2008
Enjoy was proud to present four moving-image works from Wellington-based artist Murray Hewitt.
Creating a dense and contemplative space within Enjoy Gallery, Hewitt's formally composed videos are subtle, open-ended and politically complex.
Believing in Politics
13 Mar – 29 Mar 2008
In the film Tetris: From Russia with Love (2004) Randy Broweleit, an ebullient Californian video-game developer from Nintendo, visits Moscow during the mid eighties, a city still isolated by the Cold War.
21 Feb – 8 Mar 2008
A great work of fiction will easily draw out the imagination of readers of any age. Joanna Langford's constructions also open doors in viewer's imaginations, taking them into mysterious environments.
Go slowly (Never completely still)
14 Jan – 16 Feb 2008
Laura Preston has begun her occupation of the gallery as a workspace for research on contemporary sculptural practice, activating the gallery as a site for action, pause and reflection through a month of dance, sculpture and research.
8 Jan – 12 Jan 2008
Enjoy was proud to host (Ready-made) Everyday an exhibition of new work from Hong Kong based artist Lee Kit.