NAC exhibit explores human fallacies

Minot State University senior art students Amanda Fimreite and Elizabeth Stockman join forces to explore the lies and fallacies of the human persona in “Fragile Walls: Fallacy by Design,” an exhibit of paintings and ceramics at the Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery Tuesday through Aug. 15. The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library.

Fimreite has created a series of ceramic masks that reflect her interest in and experience with theater. Her art, said Fimreite, “attempts to delve into the psychological aspect of the roles that individuals play in the world. What types of walls do we put up and what purpose do they serve? What masks do we put on in order to create an image by design?”

Stockman’s acrylic paintings use graphic novel and fairy tale conceptions to address lies and fallacies that are difficult to perceive. “I started out focusing on an object the mask,” said Stockman. “The mask puts up a physical barrier between those who are creating the delusion and the ones who see it, or fall to its lie. My work then moves on to the lies and fallacies that are not so easily seen: the false personalities people use everyday or struggles with personal identity.”

Fimreite was raised in Minot and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art education and music education. She has exhibited artwork in local galleries, works as a freelance graphic designer, and plans to continue creating art after she graduates and enters the teaching field.

Stockman was born and raised in Williston and is pursuing a degree in art with a minor in music performance. Stockman’s work has been exhibited in the annual MSU Juried Student Show.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Parking in MSU lots is unrestricted after 5 p.m.