The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport presents “Shift: Recent Work by Leah Gauthier,” through Feb. 28.

Gauthier’s work has been inspired by sustainable living. In her sculptures, she uses handmade objects and ephemeral materials such as food, foraged natural materials and live plants to represent the transient nature of life. These living sculptures constitute Gauthier’s ” ‘imaginings’ around a quickly shifting landscape, new juxtapositions of flora and fauna, emerging and dying life forms, and her ‘struggle to be fully present moment to moment,’ ” said a press release.

Gauthier lives and works in Brunswick. She has exhibited in traditional and unconventional spaces, including at CMCA in the 2014 Biennial; Eyebeam in New York City; the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Portland Museum of Art; and SoFA Gallery at Indiana University.

Gauthier will lead a special ArtLab for all ages from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, followed immediately by a reception for the artist. The exhibit will be on view in CMCA’s lower gallery and is open free to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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