Printmaker and sculptor pair up for Freeways

Artists Natasha Karpinskaia and Janice Mauro come together for a show, Freeways, at Keeler Tavern Museum’s Carriage Barn, 132 Main Street, that combines chaos and structure, juxtaposing the works of each: Karpinskaia’s two-dimensional monotype prints and Mauro’s relief sculptures.
“Traveling on freeways (or highways) makes us experience a wide range of sensations — fast speed, repetition, monotony, distortion of landscape,” the artists said. “Freeways can be terribly chaotic, yet they introduce order and structure. It is this incredible contrast of ‘freeway’ that became the foundation of this dual show.”
Opening with a reception on Thursday, July 2, 6 to 9 p.m., the show continues through Saturday, July 11. Show hours will be July 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 11, 11 to 6; July 6, 11  to 2; and July 9 and 10, 2 to 6. Admission is free.
Natasha Karpinskaia, a native of Russia who lives in Wilton, has master’s degrees in both linguistics and art history and a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Since arriving in the New York area from Moscow some years ago, her abstract monoprints and paintings have appeared in shows in Connecticut, New York City, Paris, Washington, D.C., and Moscow. She teaches abstract painting and printmaking at the Silvermine Art Center’s School of Art and at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
Award-wining sculptor Janice Mauro of Redding is a fellow of The National Sculpture Society. Her work includes the design and creation of puppets for Broadway shows and a commissioned bronze statue depicting World War II soldier Sergeant Homer Lee Wise, installed in Stamford’s Veterans Park.