909 E. Market Street, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40206
Gallery Hours: Thur-Sat, 12:00-6:00 pm
PYRO Gallery Photographers
Show Dates: October 2 – November 14, 2015
Events: Opening Reception: October 2, 5:00-9:00 pm
Participating Artists: Keith Auerbach, James Norton, CJ Pressma, Jeffrey Skinner
PYRO Gallery is pleased to participate in the 2015 Louisville Photo Biennial.
As part of the celebration of the Art of Photography, PYRO Gallery photographers, CJ Pressma, Keith Auerbach, Jeffrey Skinner, Carrie Burr and James Norton will be exhibiting imagery representative of their unique individual styles.
The Biennial Event will be opening at PYRO Gallery on Friday, October 2nd and available to view through November 14th.
PYRO Gallery’s photographers have diverse professional backgrounds with accomplishments in photography via the extensive backgrounds of CJ Pressma and Carrie Burr in Professional Photography, Jeffrey Skinner as a Guggenheim award winning Poet, Keith Auerbach as a Psychologist and James Norton as a technology professional.
All bring a unique view of the world together for the enjoyment of all who appreciate the power of the photographic image.
PYRO Gallery is an Artist Cooperative Gallery showcasing the diverse talents of a number of local creatives.
PYRO Gallery is located at 909 East Market Street in the NULU area of Louisville and open Thursday through Saturday from 12-6 or by appointment for private viewing.
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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 learning experience for those seeking to explore photography as creative expression. During its eight-year existence the center attracted students from over 35 states and foreign countries to its full-time resident program and provided part-time instruction and darkroom access for hundreds of students in the Louisville metropolitan area. Its two galleries provided monthly photographic exhibits featuring the works of local, regional, and internationally acclaimed photographic artists including Ansel Adams and Minor White. In 1978 he was awarded a National Endowment Fellowship in Photography.
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 1997 he was awarded the American Advertising Federation’s prestigious Silver Medal Award for “outstanding contributions to advertising and furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.”
In December,2001 Pressma was awarded a 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.
Pressma is represented by Pyro Gallery in Louisville.
A snapshot captures a moment
An image evokes a response
I strive to capture images and work with them to evoke an emotional response.
Photography has been a joy in my life since I was a child. It’s been an excuse to go explore hidden places and travel.
I’ve worked in darkrooms with traditional media and extensively with digital capture and I find that regardless of the medium employed the process is exactly the same. Instead of dealing with chemistry, beautiful papers and light modulation in the lab, I now deal with light modulation in the computer and beautiful papers and substrates to print on.
The results are an expression of how I see the world’s complexity and beauty.
Graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Media Arts
Has spent his professional life in the Printing Industry working with Creatives to achieve exceptional color reproduction.
Has extensive experience with technology in the world of Marketing Automation.
Has been a photographer since the age of 15 with an unrelenting curiosity around all things photographic.
Experiments extensively with macro, micro and traditional photographic capture as well as alternative printing and imaging techniques.
Has been an active member of the PYRO Gallery in Louisville Kentucky for over four years.
“I like to find overlooked pieces of the visual world and reframe and recover them, in order to mimic the sense of new discovery lost in the complacency of everyday. The subject is not as important to me as the arrangement of lines and planes that surround us, and, if well chosen from an infinite number of frames, can startle freshness back into our seeing. So I can be struck by a face or a blank wall, or anything inbetween, as long as my mind and camera are stilled by it’s momentary presence.”
A published poet as well as photographer, Jeffrey Skinner is a 2014-2015 Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a 2015 award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. His visual work has been exhibited in group and one man shows many times, and he has been a member of Pyro Gallery since 2010.
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