The downtown Perimeter Gallery will open “Pageantry,” an exhibition of new, large-scale works on panel as well as small collages on paper by Belfast artist Daniel Anselmi, on Thursday, Aug. 27. There will be a reception that evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

The work in this exhibition began with a memory of the visual interest in discarded commercial-size King Arthur flour bags the artist encountered when working as a baker a number of years ago. While accumulating emptied flour bags over the last year, he found further source material in “Bullfinch’s Mythology,” as he delved into the legend of King Arthur and his entourage.

Anselmi has become known for his accomplished use of paint and all manner of cast-off paper to create abstract and layered compositions of texture, form, line and color.  He describes his process as “using painted paper as one would handle a brush to elicit brushstrokes on a canvas.” In the work of “Pageantry,” vibrant color as well as scale plays new, important roles. Anselmi invites viewers to both explore intimate details and reflect on the interpretation of a character, subject or aesthetic from the Arthurian legend.

Anselmi was selected as a Monhegan Artists Residency Fellow in 2013, after which he had a solo show of the work produced during the five-week fellowship at Rockland’s Carver Hill Gallery. He has shown extensively in New England including at the University of Maine Museum of Art, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Cambridge Art Association’s Northeast Prize Show, Portland Public Library and the University of New England.

“Pageantry” will remain on view through Oct. 11. Perimeter Gallery is 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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