I was in the car the other day, ready to zip down to Newport to check out the current exhibition at Salve Regina, when I remembered one pesky detail: spring break. The college was closed! They reopen tomorrow, at which point I’ll hopefully make it down to see Traces, which pairs the work of two queer photographers. Zora Murff’s series At No Point In Between “evaluates the fallout of prejudical housing policies—known as redlining”—in the historically black neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska. Lorenzo Triburgo’s Policing Gender, an installation of photographs and audio, combines “the voices of LGBTQ prisoners with whom Triburgo has been writing on a long-term basis,” while the photographs include studio portrait backdrops set up without any people in them. According to curator Jodie Mim Goodnough, the show investigates how photography can talk about trauma and violence without re-inflicting that violence on its subjects.
pictured: Lorenzo Triburgo, “For Rye”