DANBURY, Conn. – The Trailer Box Project will introduce a new exhibition, “Traces,” with an opening reception for the general public Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Trailer Box Project, 15 Great Pasture Road, Unit 15, Danbury.
The new show will feature individual works by artists Natasha Karpinskaia and Janice Mauro, as well as a collaborative piece created by the artists.
“Natasha and Janice approached us with an incredible concept for a collaborative exhibition,” says Jim Felice, founder of Trailer Box Project. “Using the Trailer Box itself as inspiration, ‘Traces’ sets out to explore the lives of manufactured objects, and what happens to them when they have been left to decay.
"Just as we have given an abandoned vintage Castro Convertible trailer a new life as an art gallery, the two artists in this exhibit have created works that have the energy of objects lost in time and recently rediscovered.”
Abstract artist Karpinskaia created a series of monotypes for the exhibition that capture the patina of time. She studied linguistics at the University of Linguistics in Moscow before continuing her education in art history at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. Currently a full-time artist, Karpinskaia’s works in various media came as an extension of her studies as an art historian.
Sculptor Mauro’s conceptual works of clay and metal evoke ancient architectural relics. An award-winning sculptor and Fellow Member of the National Sculpture Society, Mauro has designed, carved and modeled various puppets for New York Broadway productions such as “The Lion King” and “Alice in Wonderland.” She currently teaches figurative sculpture at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, and The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, N.J.
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