‘Truth & Beauty’ by C.J. Pressma

For those who’ve wondered how inspiration strikes an artist, here’s photographer C.J. Pressma latest revelation: In January, New York Times columnist David Brooks “wrote a thoughtful and perceptive” opinion,” “When Beauty Strikes,” Pressma said. “This got me thinking about my own work … As I struggled with this idea, I reminded myself that there is a basic truth in beauty. The artist’s expression, no matter how dark or surreal, reveals a basic idea — Truth is beauty.” Pressma is showing “Before I Die,” “Art as Memory” and “Natural Beauty” as well as some new photographs from his “Night Lights” series. The opening reception is on April 8 at 6 p.m. with a gallery talk on April 9 at 1 p.m.

APRIL 7 – MAY 21

PYRO Gallery
909 E. Market St.

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‘Truth & Beauty’ 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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