John and Laura

A man in a light blue and white patterned shirt with neatly parted hair holds hands with a woman in a yellow dress and short jacket in front of a white panelled home with a metal awning.

Laura: “The first few weeks of the pandemic, I was in overfunctioning mode, as a leader of Common Good and as an individual. This past week, I realized I can’t do everything I used to—I realized I need to show some compassion to myself. I now tell myself ‘I choose compassion for myself’ when I am feeling overwhelmed.”

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.