The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., will present 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 Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., with free admission.

Henkin will discuss her work in the exhibition, 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, Henkin 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,” she said of “Second Nature.” The exhibition is sponsored by Cold Mountain Builders.

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