‘Dream Diaries’ By C.J. Pressma

C.J. Pressma is one of our local greats. His photography is not a passive endeavor; even reading the long title of this show, “Dream Diaries: dreams I can never remember and the people who inhabit those dreams,” takes some work. “It is perhaps the most interesting [show] I have done,” he said. Pressma’s surrealistic style is recognizable — a flash of light exposing an otherwise darkened world. He calls the series “DreamScapes — Evidence & Inhabitants.” He asked several local artists to choose a photograph from the series and “to write their response as if they were waking up from a dream and writing it in a diary … a diary of the dreams I have never been able to remember.” The opening reception is Thursday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.


PYRO Gallery
1006 E. Washington St.

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‘Dream Diaries’ By C.J. Pressma

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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