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Khanh Le: While We Wait at Flashpoint

Artist is influenced by Syrian refugees and immigration issues

Khanh Le: Standing at the Gate with His New White Tennis Shoe and T-Shirt

Cultural DC presents works by Khanh Le, a locally-based interdisciplinary artist motivated by Syrian refugees and immigration issues to develop a mixed-media photography series reflecting on his personal experiences waiting with his Vietnamese family for permission to immigrate to the U.S. in the late ’80s. The resulting pieces are a mix of abstract and identity-based art.

On display through June 3. Flashpoint [Gallery], 916 G St. NW. Tickets are free. Call 202-315-1310 or visit

An Artist Talk will be held on Sunday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m., on the Third Floor of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets NW.

Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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