Khánh H. Lê
January 23–May 26, 2020
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: February 6, 6pm–8pm
Khánh H. Lê (b. 1981, Long Dinh, Vietnam; lives and works in Washington, D.C.) continuously probes his personal and familial histories to carve out a cultural identity for himself. Lê creates dazzling compositions based on deteriorating photographs and collective memories of his and his relations’ experiences as refugees living in Vietnamese internment camps in the 1980s. Through the collaging of materials such as acrylic paintings, glitter, prints, and sparkling plastic craft jewels, Lê merges narratives—both horrific realities and idyllic fantasies—that are filled with tension as he explores notions of home, country, and safety.
Lê graduated with an MFA from Syracuse University in 2008. His work has been exhibited at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and locally at Vox Populi, Honfleur Gallery, DC Arts Center, Hillyer Art Space, Transformer, CulturalDC, Pyramid Atlantic, and Arlington Arts Center. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Lê an Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2011, and 2015 through 2020. Lê was awarded second place in the Bethesda Painting Prize in 2018 and was a 2019 semifinalist of the Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore.
We are proud to partner with Jabar Baig of Long & Foster Real Estate in Reston, who generously contributes a portion of his real estate commission on an ongoing basis to GRACE in support of our art programming and education for local children.
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is located at:
11850 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
To access the gallery use the main entrance on Freedom Drive and wait to get buzzed in by the concierge. The gallery is located past the main lobby on the left.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Closest parking garage is the Silver garage. More info
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is an innovative satellite gallery that presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of local artists selected by GRACE’s curatorial staff. This partnership between Boston Properties, Bozzuto Management, and GRACE merges the vision of the Signature building, which is focused on creating distinctive and personal spaces for residents, and GRACE’s mission in engaging the community through excellence in contemporary visual art. Select local artists are given the opportunity to present a distinct body of work in the space off the grand lobby.
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