Perimeter Gallery will open “Come What May,” an exhibit of new work by Belfast artist Meg Chase, Thursday, July 9. There will be a reception that evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

These paintings, made over the last three years, are driven by both image and color. Chase handles the traditional subject matter of landscape and still life through the lens of memory and abstraction, casting a wide net over the possibilities inherent in the much-explored motifs.

Chase is a graduate of the New York Studio School, and her work has been exhibited at the University of Maine Museum of Art and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. She has exhibited previously at Perimeter, as well as in Philadelphia and New York City. She said she views “this thing I do in the studio” as an extension of herself and the life she is unfolding.

“The work is not ‘smart’ or calculated or edgy — not, in fact, work to interpret with your mind, but something to look at, and maybe, feel something about,” she said.

“Come What May” will run through Aug. 23 at Perimeter Gallery, located in Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. 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.

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