Ruxue Zhang captures insurmountable communication in paintings-within-paintings, presenting a cyclical re-understanding, re-imagining, and re-adjusting of time and space. Zhang’s meticulous paintings render scenes completely repeated within each other, wittingly intertwining metaphor and humor in layers of distance and personal history. In Burden of Representation Zhang’s work asks the viewer to connect with a multiplicity of realities, a reinvention through repetition, and a present communication with the past to envision a future.

—Sherwin Rio, Root Division, “Burden Of Representation”