On Thursday, June 30, Perimeter Gallery will open “Collectibles and Accumulations,” a new show of mixed media work by Brooklyn, N.Y., artist Aidan Sofia Earle. The public is invited to a reception to meet the artist from 6 to 8 pm.

When walking the streets of her environment, Earle collects discarded man-made objects: from bottle caps and spent batteries to plastic toys and packaging to scraps of just about anything. Her interest is in examining our culture through its cast-offs and in building miniature landscapes from these materials, creating alternate realities that hold new possibilities.

Work experience as a textile dyer and painter, puppet and prop designer, carpenter and artist’s assistant inform the many ways Earle combines her assemblage of found objects with painting, hand dying and sewing. In many of her pieces, the objects are sewn or lashed in place, depending on the object’s size, using thread she hand dyes.

“Physically stitching the objects together I think of the accumulation as story quilts, each item carrying its perceived history while becoming part of a new whole,” she said.

Earle received her Bachelor of Arts in Art from Bates College in 2003 and is an MFA candidate at Brooklyn College. She has exhibited her work in New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, and Maine; and has had several residency fellowships.

“Collectibles and Accumulations” will be on view through Aug. 13. Perimeter Gallery is located in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 338-0555.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.