Lexington in the time of COVID-19

Online Resource Presented by Morlan Gallery

Presented by Morlan Gallery as an online exhibition, “Lexington in the Time of COVID-19” is an ongoing project of uncertain length by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova, who are Transylvania professors and social practice artists. They document the ways members of the Lexington, Kentucky, community are enduring and sustaining themselves and others during the quarantine. On March 16, Kurt and Kremena began photographing individuals, couples, and families outside of their homes (always from a safe distance). During their visits, the collaborative artists spend time talking with the people they photograph, writing down notes to better understand and share our lived experience with social distancing. These notes become stories that are shared on Facebook, and they are the source of text paired with each image in this exhibition. “Lexington in the Time of COVID-19” is a selection of images from Kurt and Kremena's larger project, which will continue until we are no longer asked to socially distance and have put an end to the spread of the virus.