On this Thursday, temperatures all over Kentucky dropped by 20 degrees, but the sun kept shining with crystal-clear brightness. It illuminated more teddy bears in first- and second-floor windows, front-yard trees beginning to leaf, and cars parked in residential streets than any child could possibly count. It revealed t-shirts with humorous messaging intended to both console and distract. And it promised that summer is just around the corner, pandemic or not.

Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an artwork about people practicing social distancing at a time of a deadly virus. And also offering kindness.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova capture photographs at the periphery of American culture, where drag queens, discarded couches, and abandoned motel signs exist.