The work of Philadelphia-based visual artist, Nora Chase, focuses on the emotive capacity of material and process explored within the breadth of human scale, sensation and the built environment. Varied viewing proximity allows surface to function as both indicator and façade as it collapses and extrudes to the point where plasticity and method are ambiguous. The works employ the sublime and the grotesque as a device to seduce and repel by creating densely layered subtle surfaces that are injected with small acts of violence that demand multivalent interpretations. These readings draw on abstract personal narratives - broad and systemic in nature and appearance but ultimately rooted in emotion and the experiential.