‘Arbitrary (Im)Possibilities: 
Locality and Damage’

Self-taught painter Bill Guffey was born and raised in Burkesville, Kentucky. And he lives there now, working as a graphic artist for the local newspaper. Between those bookends of small-town life is the story of a hardy adventurer/artist who lived in the extreme cold of Colorado and the beachy St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. His solo show at Hyland Glass features oil on canvas landscape paintings. “Abstracted views of the earth and our surroundings drive the ideas behind my paintings,” Guffey said. “Whether composed with a birds-eye view or from seemingly within, the shapes and colors explore what is essential for me.”


Hyland Glass
721 E. Washington St.

About the Author

‘Arbitrary (Im)Possibilities: 
Locality and Damage’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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