Art Exhibition, Curated by Ross Seventh Grade

Metamorphosis: Mutations of the Imagination An Exhibition of the Work of Three Local Artists Opens May 30 at Ross Gallery Curated by Ross Seventh Grade Students

Featuring: Claire Watson Lucy Winton Christian Little

Ross School Gallery 18 Goodfriend Drive East Hampton, NY

Ross seventh grade students are proud to present Metamorphosis: Mutations of the Imagination, an exhibition featuring East End artists Claire Watson, Lucy Winton, and Christian Little. The show will open with a reception on May 30th at 4pm at the Ross Gallery.

Each of the three artists selected for the show create hybrid works that morph human, animal and mechanical forms. Lucy Winton, for example, gives human characteristics to animals in her narrative drawings. Christian Little makes paintings and drawings that juxtapose various organic and mechanical images. Claire Watson creates poetic sculptures that make use of gloves to suggest disembodied hands. Inspired by the work of the three artists, the students' made their own 3-D assemblages and collaborative exquisite corpse drawings which will also be on view in the show.

Curating an exhibition is a seventh grade tradition at Ross School. For this project students explore a new theme and present different professional artists each year. Previous shows have focused on themes such as Long Island landscape, sculpture and portraits and have included artists Eric Fischl, John Alexander, Joan Semmel, and John Chamberlain. Taking on all the roles necessary to organize a professional show, students meet and interview professional local artists, take photos, write biographies, select work, install the show, produce a catalog and host the opening. Supporting the students this year are their art teacher Jon Mulhern, dean of Visual Arts Jennifer Cross, and their core teacher Carol Crane.

The opening reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served. The exhibition will remain on view through June 12, 2014.