located inside the lobby of
EXPREE CREDIT UNION
100 MOORE DRIVE
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY 40601
(502) 564-5597
A virtual exhibition of paintings by
DEBRA KAY GUESS
One consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the need for us to reschedule
shows that were planned for this spring and summer, beginning with an exhibition of
paintings by Shelby County, Kentucky artist Debra Kay Guess that would have been up
in the gallery in the spring of 2020. Fortunately Debra will be back with us in person in
2021, and meanwhile we can offer this virtual exhibition of her work.

As it happens, this show illustrates a far worse consequence of the virus than a
temporary closure. All of us are responding to the pandemic and related disruption to
our lives in our own ways, and artists - to no surprise - are responding by making art.
In the case of these recent paintings, Debra is responding to the intensely personal
tragedy of the death of a sister, compounded by the fact that pandemic travel
restrictions prevented her from being with her sister (who lived out of state) when
she died. While her sister's death was not caused by Covid-19, her surviving family
suffers the collateral emotional damage of this scourge. This is an experience shared
by countless families across the world right now, and one not captured in the statistics
that dominate the news.  

These paintings, created out of this experience, and Debra's grace and generosity in
sharing them with us, help us to comprehend better this tragedy at human scale. This
has always been one of the highest callings of art, and artists, and we are humbled by
the opportunity to share these works with you.

                                                   Larry W. Moore, curator
Curator's Statement
JANE CHANCELLOR MOORE GALLERY
"Off the Grid"

Acrylic on Canvas
40"x20"

$800.00
"Ties that Bind"

Acrylic on canvas
24"x36"

$865.00
"Flood of Nostalgia"

Acrylic on canvas
30"x30"

$900.00
"At the Fringe"

Acrylic on canvas
36"x36"

$1300.00
"The Ability to Adapt"

Acrylic on canvas
36"x36"

$1300.00
"Hold My Hand"

Acrylic on canvas
4
0"x30"

$1
200.00