BLUE HILL – The wood engravings of Carroll Thayer Berry (1886-1978) “Downeast Print maker”, have become emblematic of Maine. Prints like â€śDeer Isle Thoroughfareâ€ť, â€ťRetired from the Seaâ€ť and â€śLobsterman- Homeward Boundâ€ť exemplify the richness and simplicity of Down East Maine.
His consummate craftsmanship and natural approach created a body of work that is immediately recognizable as his. Born in New Gloucester, Maine and working out of Rockport, Berry chronicled
scenes from almost every town of Downeast and Midcoast Maine. After an initial experimental period, he settled on the affordable medium of the woodblock during the Depression before a late series of compositions influenced by the theory of Dynamic Symmetry. The Liros Gallery is offering a selection of these prints from August 1st through September 1st, that range from the familiar scenic â€śCradle Coveâ€ť and â€śCamden Harborâ€™ to the rarer floral and Bath Iron Works destroyers and even Apocalyptic late works like â€śSolitudeâ€ť and â€śEnd of a Worldâ€ť.
The Liros Gallery is located at 14 Parker Point Road and online at L-I-R-O-S.com
Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. from 9-5pm. Saturday 10-5pm. Sunday Noon to 5pm, through the month of August.
Contact Name: Serge Liros
Telephone Number: (207)374-5370