“Glimpse (Blue)” by Jeff Kellar.

BELFAST — Maine artist Jeff Kellar exhibits at Perimeter Gallery at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 30. A reception and artist talk is planned for early October.

Kellar has long explored what he calls “the perceptual puzzle posed by form, space, surface, illusion and light.” His minimalist paintings, made from a combination of resin, clay and pigment, are built up in layers that can look opaque or transparent. The results are beautiful surfaces that have depth, warmth and intensity. While rendered with extreme precision, his work simultaneously reveals the artist’s hand.

Kellar’s reductive abstractions present his impressions of the visual world, the natural world and the built environment. Stripes may create the essence of light in landscapes and seascapes, or the way that an interior changes with the movement of sunlight across it. Often his paintings are made with subtle color contrasts, giving the viewer a sense of slow progression that is felt even more than seen.

Kellar exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and in Maine has shown repeatedly at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Museum, Icon Contemporary Art, and Corey Daniels Gallery. Additionally, he has created public art for a number of Maine schools and state buildings through the Maine Percent for Art Program. In 2014, he was awarded the prestigious Adolf and Ester Gottlieb Grant.

“Glimpse (Night)” by Jeff Kellar.

For more information, call 338-0555 or email perimeter96@gmail.com. More images from the artist can be found at jeffkellar.com.