Three Points of View: Exhibit Includes Work by Winner of Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Contest

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery is featuring “Three Points of View,” which includes an artist whose work won a nationally juried competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

“Three Points of View” opens Tuesday, February 14 and will feature photographers Dave Read and Dave Woody, and visual artist Khanh H. Le. Read’s long teaching career includes 26 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he retired in 2004. His photography has been exhibited widely and is included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Sheldon Museum of Art.

Woody — a professor at the University of Virginia — won first prize in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, a nationally juried competition. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery holds this triennial event, and part of the prize is a commission to make a portrait of a remarkable American for the NPG collection. The National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled his portrait of Alice Waters.

Le — who lives and works in Washington, D.C. — is a Vietnamese American who continuously probes his personal and familial histories in an attempt to carve out a cultural identity for himself. Through the process of collage, he tries to find meaning and to imbue new meaning into his works of art. In 2010, he received an Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The exhibit runs through March 22. 

Elder Gallery is located in Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sun, 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday.

 

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Dave Read's photography has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and Sheldon Museum of Art.
Dave Woody's archival inkjet print titled, "Adam."
Khanh H. Le's video projection.