Beverly Mayeri: Psychological Portraits

Working in Clay, beverly mayeri makes busts that range from six to more than 30 inches high and mask-like faces that hang on the wall. Using the most economical of means, she endows her creations with such life and personality that we almost expect them to speak.Some viewers find Mayeri’s sculptures ‘unsettling’and we can see why.The artist calls herself a “surrealist” who makes “psychological portraits”. The personages in her work are alter egos of herself, family members and friends.