Lauren Henkin | Second Nature
Second Nature is the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's new Toshiko Mori-designed facility's inaugural photography exhibition, running August 28 - October 23, 2016.
Click here to view the Second Nature press release, and scroll down to view selected works from the exhibition. Conceptual components pictured include:
eScapes, large format photographs of crowd-sourced nature images viewed on computer monitors, complete with resting cursor arrow and distorted by the faintly gridded moiré pattern that comes about when one attempts to photograph a screen.
Botanicals, picturesque floral compositions actually composed of cheap artificial flowers.
Indoor/Outdoor Living, the Maine wilderness as viewed from inside the artist's home through a window frame.
Those I Knew, postcard-sized silver gelatin contact prints that reference nature photography's historical, non-digital roots in the context of what the genre has enabled itself to become.