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Hands Cannot Hold: Fantasy Drawings by Chaim Gross

Hands Cannot Hold: Fantasy Drawings by Chaim Gross

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

November 4, 2021 - March 12, 2022

Photo of a sculpture depicting a standing woman in a shiny, dark wood. She is standing on a small pedestal of the same wood and looking over her right shoulder as she clasps her hands together by her left shoulder.

Chaim Gross: Bodies in Motion

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

July 1, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Photo of a wooden sculpture, I LOVE MY BABY, 1948, depicting a woman with long hair, crouched so that her legs are drawn close to her tall torso. She is supporting the figure of a baby, whose head touches hers but whose body is raised above its head. To the right of the sculpture are two framed ink sculpture studies for the same sculpture. The walls are faded navy.

A Love of Wood: Chaim Gross's "I Love My Baby"

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

November 11, 2020 - April 18, 2021

Painting of geometric shapes separated by black lines in a variety of oranges, greens, blues, and greys. On the top left there is a shape resembling the side profile of a human face.

Circa 1945: Abstract Art in the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Collection

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Opening reception July 19, 8 pm

July 19 – September 15, 2019

Black and white photo of a young woman in a striped shirt, reaching her arms out to touch a small statue to the right of her of a nude female figure. The young woman has a short haircut and smiles while looking down at the sculpture.

Teaching Through Touch: Works by Chaim Gross

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Opening Reception November 7, 2018, 6-8 pm

October 13, 2018 - March 30, 2020

Building Identity: Chaim Gross and Artists' Homes & Studios in New York City, 1953-1974

Building Identity: Chaim Gross and Artists' Homes & Studios in New York City, 1953-1974

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Opening Reception February 16, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

January 19 – June 30, 2017

Black and white painting of two men seated next to each other. The man on the right has dark hair which falls in a triangular shape across his forehead and is wearing a black suit. The man on the left has curly dark hair which rises out of his face and is wearing a white button up and grey slacks. Both men lean over to place their hands on their knees with their legs crossed.

Home Away from Home: Chaim Gross and 70 Years at the Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway

November 10, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Black line cartoon-like drawing of a smiling man walking animatedly towards the left with a profile view of his face towards us. On the man's body there are drawings of various aspects of nature and animals.

Circus & Vaudeville

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

February 4 – October 16, 2016

Medium dark wood sculpture of a female form lying on its side in a diving like position. The arms and legs are both conjoined together and her waist is raised slightly off of the small wood mount.

Chaim Gross: On With the Show

Forum Gallery, 730 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Jan. 7- Feb. 13, 2016

Close up view of an illustration with thick stripes of dark orange, light reddish pink, evergreen, and light green from left to right. On top of the thick lines of color is line art in black ink of a cow like animal on the left, a tree on the right, with various other details of nature between and surrounding them.

The Word Of Modern Art: Artists as Writers

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

March 5 – October 30, 2015

Rosewood sculpture of a crouched, sitting woman. Her head is cradled into her right bent elbow which rests on her knee while her other leg is tucked behind. Her hair flies back from her head, featuring pock mark textured detailing.

Direct Carving

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

24 works from the Smithsonian's collection; curated by Karen Lemmey

February 1, 2015 - May 5, 2020

Geometric, wood sculpture of a tall woman, her hair in a stiff bulbous shape behind her, holding hands with a small girl gazing up at her. The legs of the woman are interconnected with the child, forming the base of the sculpture.

All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross

Cummer Museum

November 1, 2014 – October 1, 2015

Multi toned, blue painting with red and white detailing of an animal form which is outlined in black. The style is abstract and utilizes organic forms with some triangle, zig zag patterning.

Circa 1945

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

June 5 – September 30, 2014

Medium brown, wooden sculpture with pock mark detailing of a rounded female form carrying a small childlike form upon her shoulders and behind her face.

Tree Trunk to Head: Chaim Gross and Direct Carving in America

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

October 10, 2013 – February 28, 2014

Metal sculpture of two intertwined female heads with serene expressions on their faces. Both of the heads have specks of white dots on them.

Visions of Israel: The Art and Illustrations of Chaim Gross

Museum of Jewish Civilization, Hartford, CT

April 3 – September 13, 2013

Four wood sculptures of humanoid, geometric shapes face us directly. Three of them are standing on a white block mount, and another is mounted on the white wall to the left.

Nigerian Sculpture

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Curated by Jerome Vogel

December 2, 2012 – March 29, 2013

Close up of drawing in neon colors of organic shapes on a sketchy, cloud esque background. The shapes resemble human limbs and have reptilian scales.

Fantasy: Chaim Gross Drawings 1944-50

Seligmann Center for Surrealism, Sugar Loaf, NY

August 15 – December 17, 2012

Small gold sculpture of a cartoonish bird with prominent carved stripes. Its eye resembles a button and it has a crown of feathers on the top of head which are small and cylindrical.

Life in Miniature: Asante Goldweights and Sculpture

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Curated by Kristen Windmuller-Luna

February 9 – July 27, 2012

Black and white photo of a sculpture in the distance, surrounded sparsely by trees. The sculpture features seven circles in an arrow shape, pointed up to the sky. Within the circes there are abstract shapes of birds.

Displayed: Stages for Sculpture

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

An exhibit on the photography of sculpture

May 19 – December 16, 2011

Drawing in red ink on white paper of realistic, large birds with a hippo in the center. The birds have long necks and look similar to peacocks or swans.

Fantasy: Chaim Gross Drawings 1944-50

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

October 7, 2010 – March 31, 2011

Painting in muted colors of a young man seated in a maroon, plush armchair. He is wearing a loose white tank top that has sunk to only cover the very middle part of his chest. He is wearing green work pants with heavily defined creases, and has linked his hands together above his stomach.

Raphael Soyer: Studio Life

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Curated by Zak Vreeland

March 25 – May 28, 2010

Black colored sculpture of a two oval shapes forming a heart next to each other resembling a human buttocks.

The Body, In Pieces

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

Inaugural exhibit: special exhibitions with RCGF permanent collection. Curated by Susan Fisher

December 10, 2009 – February 26, 2010