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.