Maine Maritime Museum Presents Cross Currents Maritime Art Exhibit

Maine Maritime Museum Cross Currents Exhibit Washes Away Precepts of What is Maritime Art. Exhibition on view now through February 6, 2011.

Just as history is a compilation of complex interwoven elements, Cross Currents will explore how maritime life has been diversely captured in four disciplines in the visual arts – by Carroll Thayer Berry, through printmaking; by Loretta Krupinski, through painting; by Claudio Cambon, through photography; and by Christy Georg, through sculpture.

Carroll Thayer Berry (1886-1978) is one of Maine’s best known printmakers. Although the schooners and shores of the Maine coast are Berry’s most-recalled inspiration, he was also drawn to the industrial shipyard scene, documenting naval ships at Bath Iron Works as well as the dramatic pouring of the lead keel for the America’s Cup defender, Ranger, in 1936.

South Thomaston resident Loretta Krupinski paints outward from historical photography to regain the emotional context and colors of particular moments along the working waterfronts of coastal Maine communities, both living and forgotten.

Claudio Cambon has been a documentary photographer for more than 20 years, recording captivating moments of life and culture around the world, including Maine, through his camera lenses. His work has been exhibited, published and collected internationally.

The unique installations by Christy Georg move otherwise staid maritime objects, techniques, and material – knot work, tattoos, scrimshaw, horns, signals, lanterns – into startling, humorous, and ironic frames of reference. Her work is a provocative reminder of the swirling undertow overlooked by a strictly historical cataloging.

Image: Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington Street Bath, ME 04530
Phone: (207) 443-1316
Fax: (207) 443-1665

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