Three Prominent Female Artists Leave Work in Young, Trusted Hands

“Sea Lungs” by Kara Hoblin.

Artists Kara Hoblin, Ruby Jackson and Denise Gale are no strangers to the curation process.

Except, perhaps, when seventh graders do it.

Selected entirely by students, “Layered Meanings: Three East End Artists” continues a tradition at Ross School in East Hampton, where students meet with and interview professional local artists, take photos, write biographies and choose the work to be installed. Then, they plan and host an opening reception.

The show, now on view through May 24, includes paintings, prints, sculptures and chalk drawings by the three female artists, as well as student artwork inspired by the body of work — Hoblin’s whimsical narratives and sense of childlike wonder, Jackson’s abstraction of natural forms, and Gale’s boldness, her large-scale canvases painterly and full of movement.

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