"Traces: Photographs by Zora Murff and Lorenzo Triburgo," curated by assistant professor Jodie Mim Goodnough, is a two-person photography exhibition focusing on the power of the image to question assumptions about historically marginalized groups.
How can photography talk about trauma and violence without re-inflicting that violence on its subjects? Murff and Triburgo find ways to use the power of the image to question assumptions about historically marginalized groups, using specificity and story to ask the viewer to look past what they think they know and to acknowledge violence both visible and invisible.
Photographed in the historically black neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska, Murff's "At No Point In Between" evaluates the fallout of prejudicial housing policies - known as "redlining" - that have affected the area and posits them as a form of slow violence. Triburgo's "Policing Gender" is an installation of photographs and audio. The photographs are abstract metaphors on absence and imprisonment and the audio is a compilation of voices of LGBTQ prisoners with whom Triburgo has been writing on a long-term basis.
The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.