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A Serious Joke - Ruonan Yan Solo Exhibition

  • Miranda Kuo Gallery 136 Eldridge Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Ruonan Yan is very excited to announce her first solo show in New York.

March 9-22, 2017

Miranda Kuo Gallery
136 Eldridge StNew York


The greatest humor is never straightforward, but straightforward can be funny.

Yan’s huge woodcut prints convey a very subtle unseriousness. The one, and sole object is presented on paper in a deadpan way. Artist chooses, and focuses on odd subjects like peeled orange or cashew, and magnifies the unimportance of these objects.

The theme of food is a common first impression people have from Yan’s work. However, what’s more accurate is, Ruonan is expressing the ridiculousness that comes from ordinariness, or even rationality. 

Earlier Event: January 27
Feature in Art China
Later Event: March 10
Interviewed by Sinovision