All Things Transient Remain is a BFA Thesis Exhibition including fine art from students/artists
Katie Lewandowski, Mary Overman and Kiley Van Note.

This blog is the process of getting our show together while also trying to produce art work for our opening. We ask you to please join us on our journey for our final semester as painting majors here at
University of Wisconsin - Stout.

Reception: Thursday, April 8th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mary Overman

Name: Mary Overman
Major: Studio Art, concentration in painting
Year: Senior

About my work:

Parallel to our pursuit of truth, we tear apart chaotic conceptions of the world in order to build them up into a structured reality.  Within this system of control, I question where the individual lies in their perceptions of the self.  Poststructuralist Judith Butler maintains that “personal identity – the sense that there are answers to the questions ‘who am I? and ‘what am I like?’, - is an illusion.”  The idea that our minds create illusion as a means to realization is one of uncertainty.  Yet we can view the inconsistencies in human perceptions and notions of truth as forming a shape to life; an ebb and flow analogous to that of nature.  After all, I hardly see humans- with our many flaws- as the tower of knowledge or strength that we sometimes think we are.

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