Alum Featured in Davis Gallery
Steinert-Foley’s latest display centers on two subjects: the masked human face, and all its evocative connotations, and the abstracted horse form. Her ability to create a recognizable form is balanced by her desire to evoke an emotional state through simplified poses, gesture, and colors.
There is an official opening for Steinert-Foley on Feb. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Steinert-Foley’s two- and three-dimensional work reflects her long-standing interest in capturing the female form. Working in both paint and clay, she aims to reveal the psychological state of women as they confront the challenging nature of life. The enigmatic quality of her environments suggests an approach that is at once painterly, gestural, and refined.
Maryann Steinert-Foley was born in Flushing, New York in 1950. Her interest is predominantly in life-scale ceramic sculpture but her work also includes paintings and drawings. She completed a BA in Art Studio, with honors, at the University of California, Davis in 2011 and received the Departmental Citation for Outstanding Performance from the UC Davis Art Department Faculty. She currently shows at the Pence Gallery in Davis and is represented in several private collections. Maryann lives with her artist husband in Northern California.