The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, which opened its striking new building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori, in June at 21 Winter St., is moving into its late summer exhibition schedule.

Ogunquit-based artist Jonathan Borofsky’s monumentally scaled sculpture “Digital Man” will remain in the 2,200-square-foot public courtyard, but the inaugural exhibitions inside are being switched out. In addition to more than 5,500 square feet of exhibition space for the presentation of work by contemporary artists, the complex includes a gift shop featuring the work of Maine artisans and designers; and an ArtLab classroom.

Opening Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Bruce Brown and Guy D. Hughes galleries is “Lauren Henkin: Second Nature,” which incorporates photography, video and installation to question perceptions of nature in an age of increasingly digitized and virtual reality.

Through her work, Henkin (born 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.

“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,” she said.

The exhibition, which will run through Oct. 23, is sponsored by Cold Mountain Builders. Opening Thursday, Sept. 1, through the same end date is “Don Voisine: X/V,” an exhibition of paintings in the main gallery. The public is invited to a First Friday Art Walk opening reception for both shows Sept. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Both artists will be on hand.

Through Sept. 1, CMCA is partially closed for installation of these shows. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $6, free during the art walk. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or