Rockland, Maine, September 16, 2016 —The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) presents a gallery talk with artist Lauren Henkin in conjunction with her current exhibition Second Nature, on view until October 23. The talk will take place in CMCA’s galleries on Sunday, September 25 at 4pm, with free admission.

Henkin will discuss her work in the exhibition Second Nature in which she incorporates photography, video and installation to question our perceptions of nature in an age of increasingly digitized and virtual reality. Through her work, artist Lauren Henkin (b. 1974), a recent full-time resident of Maine, encourages the viewer to think about how the vast amount of imagery we see every day affects our engagement with the natural world at a time of great environmental uncertainty. Using a variety of photographic means, she raises questions about what is real in an increasingly filtered and re-presented age.

Now residing in Rockland after living in New York City, Henkin grew up in Maryland and attended Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with a degree in architecture. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including New York, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and Paris, France. Henkin states, “I’m thrilled to introduce my most ambitious body of work to date, Second Nature. Made over three years entirely in Maine, these still and moving images address our changing relationship with Nature, from engagement to simulation.” The exhibition is sponsored by Cold Mountain Builders.

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Above: Lauren Henkin, Indoor/Outdoor Living (detail), 2014, pigment on rag