Perimeter Gallery reopens Thursday, June 3, with a show of non-objective paintings and works on paper by Maine artist Margaret Nomentana. The centerpiece of her new exhibition, "Maniacs, Ruffians, and Thieves," is a triptych by the same name, 5½ feet tall by 16½ feet in length. The opening reception is Thursday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nomentana makes collages as a way to choreograph visual form. She primarily works on the floor, painting large sheets which then become fodder for her collages. Through tearing, cutting and crumpling, the resulting objects become the mainstay of her collage process. Music, which is her constant studio companion, is an integral part of her studio practice. Her collages are her response to the music, and to the visual material she creates and interacts with.

Nomentana began painting at the Corcoran School of Art, where she received awards in painting and design. She moved to Los Angeles to join the Feminist Studio Workshop in 1974, where she lived until moving to the White Mountains of Maine in 1994. Among other degrees, she holds a MFA from Goddard College. Her paintings are in private collections across the country.

"Maniacs, Ruffians, and Thieves" is on view through July 19. Perimeter Gallery is located at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 338-0555 or email