Rob and Piper

A bearded man in a button up teal casual shirt and sunglasses holds the hand of a bare footed woman in a blue tee shirt and red shorts standing afront the lawn of an off-white panelled home.

Piper and Rob: “This pandemic has affected us the most through our jobs. Rob got laid off from his job as a tour guide at Woodford Reserve and he misses his work, especially during the spring. Piper is a bat biologist who is still employed but working from home. Currently, she is waiting to hear from the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the new regulations for handling bats, since it may be possible for people to transmit COVID-19 to native bats. Like Rob, Piper loves her job, so not working with bats this summer will not only be hard for her emotionally, but it will also affect the small company she’s been with for 15 years.

Audio Transcript

Piper Roby and Rob Thomas. 12 years in Lexington. The America we would like to live in is one that is based on love and compassion, not fear and hate, one that is based on understanding and equality.

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.