Dreams I can never remember and the people who inhabit those dreams
Photographs by C.J. Pressma
Diary entries by 15 Dreamer Artists
Show Dates May 31 – July 14
C.J. PRESSMA is a graduate of Antioch College and holds an M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University. He studied as a special graduate student with Minor White at MIT and with Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University. In 1970 he founded the Center for Photographic Studies – an alternative school of creative photography. The Center provided a full-time learning experience for those seeking to explore photography as creative expression. Its two galleries provided monthly photographic exhibits featuring the works of local, regional, and internationally acclaimed photographic artists. In 1979 Pressma embarked on a career as a multimedia producer and marketing communications specialist. In 1984, his seven part series Witness to the Holocaust, was released in the U.S. and Canada where it remains in distribution today. One of the first productions to use survivor interviews as the exclusive content to tell the story of the Holocaust, Witness to the Holocaust has received numerous national awards. In December, 2001 Pressma was awarded an Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts council. Also In 2001 Pressma was selected as one of 84 artists worldwide for the landmark exhibition Digital Printmaking Now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Pressma’s career includes numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. His work is included in the collections of the Speed Art Museum, The University of Louisville’s Photographic Archive, and the National Gallery of Canada.
DREAMER ARTISTS are Nancy Currier, Lynn Cralle, Carlos Gamez de Franisco, Laurie Doctor, Denise Mucci Furnish, Marcelle Gianelloni, Ross Gordon, Kim Greene, Rodney Hatfield, Yarima Hernandez Perez, Jamie Horwitz, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Keith Kleespies, Bette Levy, C.J. Pressma, Martin Ray, Trudy Ray, Jenée Rue Sasatry, Rachel Singel, Jenny Zeller, Suzi Zimmerer
PYRO Gallery is located on 1006 E. Washington Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Gallery hours are 12-6 PM Thursday-Saturday.