Missy and Jim with Stitch and Django

An elderly woman with short, sliver hair holds a small, furry dog while leaning on a brick home. An elderly man in a maroon har stands beside her holding another furry dog. A guitar stands leaning on the home.

Jim records his own music and also plays with The Johnson Brothers. Missy performs with The Bats.

Jim: “It’s been decades since I’ve gone 4 months without playing a gig. It’s a big hole.”

Audio Transcript

Hi. I am Jim Gleason and I’ve lived in Lexington for 40 years.

I’m Missy Johnston and so have I.

Jim: I hope when the Corona virus has run its course and doesn’t keep us apart to the degree that we’ve been apart now for the past several months, I hope so many other things in our country don’t keep us apart either and we are a more unified country than we’ve been lately.

Missy: I would like to live in a country where every single one of us feels that our life matters and that we feel that our leaders think that every single one of us matters.

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.