Julie Maynard

May 2022 Artist of the Month

“Tell Me Whom You Haunt”

A glance over your shoulder… the fragment of a dream… the moment you lock eyes with a bird of prey… “Tell Me Whom You Haunt” was inspired by an old French proverb: “Tell me whom you haunt, and I will tell you who you are.” The pieces in this show are collages of magazine pages, advertising labels, and found objects, layers upon layers of things that become other things. Collage is a good metaphor for life— the things to which we pay attention slowly, slowly wrap us up in ever-hardening layers of our own history.

The titles of each piece all appear somewhere in the image. In “Tell Me Whom You Haunt”, the words are black letters over a black background. The title “Nothing About This Should Be Interpreted” comes from a cigarette pack’s golden pull-strip (outlining the barn owl’s body), which reads in full “Nothing about this cigarette, packaging, or color should be interpreted to mean safer.”

Frederick Artists Night – May 7 4-8 pm

One night only! Come see Julie Maynard’s “Tell Me Whom You Haunt” exhbit at Cowork Frederick (122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701). All work is for sale.

Open to the public (entrance is free). Light refreshments will be served.
Live music by Todd Walker from 5-7 pm.

Frederick Artists Night is an event that celebrates local (Frederick County) creativity with an art exhibit and reception and live music on the First Saturday of each month. The event is sponsored by the Cowork Frederick Foundation. All proceeds from art sales to go the artist.

About the artist

Julie Maynard

Julie Maynard was trained as a plant physiologist, and in recent years she ran a couple of small community newspapers. She is a member of an artists’ cooperative called TAG/The Artists Gallery in Frederick.

Her art has been exhibited solo throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and in regional and national juried shows, including at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Annual Juried Show (Best In Show award, for body of work).

She describes her work as “a form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, often incorporating objects picked up along the Potomac River and city streets. It reflects on the impact our culture has on the environment and the impact that nature still has on us.”

Read more about Julie Maynard here.