The public is invited to join the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) for an online Sunday Salon with exhibiting “Into Action” artist Mark Dorf on Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. The talk will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live. To register in advance for this free-of-charge presentation and to view the exhibition, visit cmcanow.org.
Dorf will discuss his exploration of digital and natural worlds within his photography practice and his experience creating and selling NFTs. Dorf recently released his newest collection of NFTs, titled “A New Nature, on Foundation.”
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a new development in the art world allowing people to buy the rights to online art, most often in the form of images and animation.
Dorf photographs natural landscapes and alters them in post-production to explore the effect of technology on our daily lives. These alterations add layers of visible digital material to mimic the way online content and communication is omnipresent, even when we’re away from our screens.
Dorf has exhibited internationally, most recently at Presenza (London), the Houston Center for Photography, and Nantes (France). He received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He’s been reviewed by The New York Times and The New Yorker and is noted for producing several NFTs. Dorf lives in New York and his featured work was created in Maine.
“Into Action” features photographic works set in nature that document actions as they occurred; actions as they were performed for the camera; interactions created in post-production; or to propose actions to be taken by the viewer. The exhibition features installation-based works by Cig Harvey, Shoshannah White and Julie Poitras Santos along with more traditionally formatted works by Jennifer Calivas, Mark Dorf and Ray Ewing.
CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland. November through April hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.