Jiayi Young in Past, Present, and Future
Jiayi Young, assistant professor of Design, is featured by Axis Gallery as part of the online exhibition series “PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE, a celebration of Axis Gallery.”
Focusing on togetherness in this time of self-isolation, the installation features current and past members of the gallery who share their experiences of being a member and part of a collective. Young is paired with artist Benjamin Hunt.
Axis Gallery invites viewers to explore some of the work they have shown in the gallery, new work produced, and even some older pieces very few have seen. The series offers a glimpse behind the scenes with video studio tours, artists sharing their techniques, inspirations and influences, and maybe even a glimpse of what they are working on now. Axis is excited to share with you, in their new online space, a chance to continue to reach out to the community and offer another way to bring us all together.
“I joined Axis in 2008 with a kind invitation to apply from the then president Phil Amrhein,” said Young. “We were on 19th street then. In the eight years I was at Axis, I had four solo exhibitions; each challenged me to explore new directions and to reach for new limits. I made life-long friends at the gallery, learned new skills to market myself as an artist, and established foundations for a new career. We co-operated the businesses of the gallery, it wasn’t easy, but we did it! Being with Axis was one of the most memorable and meaningful experiences I have had. I felt really free to create and experiment.”