Lost and Found is the catalog for the one-gallery retrospective of the same name celebrating the six-decade career of Baltimore-based printmaker and sculptor Valerie Maynard. The exhibition features a range of works drawn largely from her studio, including the landmark No Apartheid series from the 1980s and 1990s, which embodies her unique ability to combine diverse techniques (assemblage, pochoir, and monotype) into both deeply personal and profoundly political new forms of art on paper.
The exhibition is co-curated by Asma Naeem, BMA Eddie Brown and C. Sylvia Brown Chief Curator and Leslie Cozzi, BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs.
This fully illustrated catalogue, published by the BMA, features essays by Bill Gaskins, Edward Spriggs, Nikky Finney, and Alexis DeVeaux.
This is both a beautiful and amazing catalog of the visually complex and multivalent work of an extraordinary artist, Valerie Maynard. I am happy to have had an opportunity to participate in it, by way of thinking and writing about Ms. Maynard's work; the recognition of which is long, long overdue.