The Way It Is
Zhiyuan Yang and Sandra Harvey


Artist as idealist (#2), 2018
Inkjet print, 24 x 36 inches


January 9 - February 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6-8pm

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce The Way It Is, an exhibition of collaborative projects by Fellowship Artist Zhiyuan Yang and Sandra Harvey, an artist based in Adams, Massachusetts. This is Yang’s first solo show in New York City, extended to a two-person exhibition.

In January 2018, Yang was an Airbnb guest at Harvey’s house for a week before her residency at MASS MoCA. Drawing from their intimate conversations, Yang and Sandra decided to share studios and start a month long collaboration, through which they would explore intergenerational artists’ relationships, investigate the hierarchies in the American cultural marketplace, and aesthetic evaluations of failure. “Who are the artists?”  Yang and Harvey raised a question together.

Read the full press release here.

This exhibition was generously funded by Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Installation shots by Sebastian Bach.