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Corey S. Pressman

A few years ago, Corey S. Pressman entered a series of life events that greatly challenged his sense of self and stasis. Being a lifelong musician, he turned to songwriting for creative balm. However, for the first time in his life, the music would not come. Around that time, he was experimenting with asemic writing and creating simple visual compositions with graphite on paper. He let go of any i...nhibition and quite suddenly, as with Melville's Ishmael, "the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open."

His artworks use the colors and forms of everyday experience as an alphabet with which to describe states of consciousness that are otherwise difficult to articulate. To do this, the works isolate and rearrange the hues, shapes, and relationships of shadows, stars, paths, the sun, eyes, flowers, fences, clouds, every tree, insects, architecture, alphabets, dusk, rain, and all birds. These pieces report and transport; they are the map and the territory; they are the ticket and the treasure.

Corey S. Pressman is an award-winning emerging artist, writer, and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. He is an owner-member of Portland's Waterstone Gallery.


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Archeology of Touching

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Archeology of Touching

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax -

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Ascension Legend Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Many stories are about rising above.

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Ascension Legend

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax - 10.5 x 9

$850 + Free Shipping
Beacon, No. 56 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Folded paper lantern, marks made with powdered pigments, pastels, and graphite, finished with neighborhood beeswax and damar resin.

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Beacon, No. 56

Paper, Pastels, Charcoal, Beeswax, Damar, Linen Thread - 15 x 4.5 x 3

$395 + Free Shipping
Beacon, No. 57 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Folded paper lantern, marks made with powdered pigments, pastels, and graphite, finished with neighborhood beeswax and damar resin. Plinth crafted from mill-end Ipe wood and finishing nails.

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Beacon, No. 57

Paper, Pastels, Charcoal, Beeswax, Damar, Linen Thread, Ipe - 14.5 x 3 x 3.5

$495 + Free Shipping
Beacon, No. 58

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Beacon, No. 58

Paper, Pastels, Charcoal, Beeswax, Damar, Linen Thread, Cherry (plinth) - 23.5 x 5 x 5

$410 + Free Shipping
Beacon, No. 59

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Beacon, No. 59

Paper, Pastels, Charcoal, Beeswax, Damar, Linen Thread, Cherry (plinth) - 11 x 3.5 x 3.5

$395 + Free Shipping
Denizen, No. 15

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Denizen, No. 15

Cherry, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 6.5 x 2.5 x 1.5

$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Denizen, No. 17 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Lifeforms? Interdimensional artifacts? Game pieces?

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Denizen, No. 17

Cherry, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 5 x 3 x 1.5

$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Denizen, No. 19 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Lifeforms? Interdimensional artifacts? Game pieces?

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Denizen, No. 19

Cherry, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 7.5 x 3 x 1.5

$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Denizen, No. 20 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Lifeforms? Interdimensional artifacts? Game pieces?

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Denizen, No. 20

Tupelo, Stain, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 5.5 x 2 x 2.2

$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Denizen, No. 21

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Denizen, No. 21

Pine, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 9 x 3.5 x 2

$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
If Then, No. 1 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: In the future, I will be happy.

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If Then, No. 1

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax -

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If Then, No. 5 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: In the future, I will be happy.

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If Then, No. 5

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax -

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Illuminations Index, No. 1 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: What if we indexed the magical moments in our lives?

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Illuminations Index, No. 1

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax - 14.5 x 10

$1,050 + Free Shipping
Illuminations Index, No. 2 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: What if we indexed the magical moments in our lives?

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Illuminations Index, No. 2

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax - 14.5 x 10

$1,050 + Free Shipping
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Object Shadow

Tupelo, Stain, Beeswax, Damar Resin -

Parade, No. 3 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Scientists define biology as a "local exception to entropy." Biological beings remain organized and growing, despite the second law of thermodynamics. For a while.

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Parade, No. 3

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Beeswax - 19 x 12

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Sanctuary, No. 1 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: The structures and colors of home, when arranged just so, make a sanctuary anywhere.

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Sanctuary, No. 1

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax -

$750 + Free Shipping
Sanctuary, No. 2 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: The structures and colors of home, when arranged just so, make a sanctuary anywhere.

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Sanctuary, No. 2

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax -

$750 + Free Shipping
Simultaneity Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Everything is happening at once. Each moment holds ten thousand simultaneous nows. Here are a few.

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Simultaneity

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Beeswax, Collage - 26.5 x 18.5

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Sky Tower, No. 1

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Sky Tower, No. 1

Tupelo, Beeswax, Damar Resin - 12 x 4 x 4.5

$380 + Free Shipping
Stymphalos Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: Stymphalos is a locality in Greece that simultaneously exists in mythology (via the Sympaloan birds who challenged Heracles), history (in Stymphalos, there is an archaeological remains of an old city presided over by Athena. Also, there are remains of a church destoyed by Nazi tanks), and in the present. You can go there, as I did, and sense it all.

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Stymphalos

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Beeswax, Collage - 26.5 x 18.5

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Sudden Heart, No. 27 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: This "two towers" motif points to the apparent side-by-sideness of people and things, even though reality is more unified than separated.

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Sudden Heart, No. 27

Paper, Pigments, Graphite, Charcoal, Beeswax - 19.5 x 16.5

$1,200 + Free Shipping
Sudden Heart, No. 49 Fine Art by artist Corey S. Pressman - Description: This "two towers" motif points to the apparent side-by-sideness of people and things, even though reality is more unified than separated.

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Sudden Heart, No. 49

Paper, Pastels, Charcoal, Beeswax, Damar, Linen Thread - 23.5 x 17.5

$1,500 + Free Shipping