Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is an ongoing project of uncertain length by social practice artists Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova. In essence, Kurt and Kremena document the ways members of the Lexington, KY community are enduring and sustaining themselves and others during the quarantine, while observing the governor-directed social distancing measures of the COVID era. On March 16, 2020, Kurt and Kremena began photographing individuals, couples, and families outside of their homes, always from a safe social 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 distancing. These notes become stories that are shared on Facebook; they are the source of the text paired with each image in this exhibition. As presented by Morlan Gallery, Lexington in the Time of COVID-19 is a selection of images from Kurt and Kremena’s larger project which will be ongoing until we are no longer asked to socially distance and have put an end to the spread of the virus.
Virtual Exhibition Programming
Thursday, October 29 – 7 p.m. – Artist Talk with Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova
(image by Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova)
October 26 – November 30, 2020
“Near and Far” is an exhibition of fine art prints created for an international print exchange hosted by Morlan Gallery. Print-based artists were asked to create works centered around the theme of: “How do we sustain ourselves and others emotionally and physically?” In the past several months, it has become increasingly important to understand our needs and seek to connect with and support each other. “Near and Far” showcases prints from a variety of printmaking media related to ideas such as home, isolation, place, play, monotony, longing, racial justice, vulnerability, distance, new and old habits, meditation, reading, gardening, safety, mental health, screentime, the collective unconscious, community, change, progress, separation, technology, and loved ones.
We live in two “eco” systems, an environmental ecosystem, and the economic system. These two systems intersect and intertwine, constantly impacting one another. We see and hear about these effects as they take the form of resource extraction, energy conservation, pollution, sustainability, climate change, and worldwide pandemics. The artists in the Eco: nomic/logical exhibition are responding to the economic and ecological driving forces of our time. Through their work, they ask us to question how we continue to balance the environmental habitat that we require to live in and the economic systems that we have created to allow our societies to survive.
(background image by Marilee Salvator)
Transylvania University Studio Art and Digital Arts and Media students Zach Hall, Emily Cecil, Perry, Bailey Guess, and John Payne showcase their best work in this culminating exhibition.
Annual exhibition of student artwork. Transylvania University art majors and non-art majors alike contribute to work in a wide variety of media to inventive exploration of creativity.