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

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

November 11, 2020 - April 18, 2021

Photo of two individuals (left) viewing I LOVE MY BABY, 1948, which is positioned on a rounded white base. The wooden sculpture depicts 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.
Photo of the exhibit, featuring selected work tools encased in glass, as well as a mounted tv playing a video on Chaim Gross' work. Also on the walls are quotes from Chaim Gross, a black and white photograph of Chaim in his studio, and the title of the exhibit, all in white against the faded navy walls.
Photo of a masked woman (right) viewing I LOVE MY BABY, 1948, which is positioned on a rounded white base. The wooden sculpture depicts 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.
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.
Close up image of the encased wooden sculpture tools and equipment featured in the exhibit.
Close up image of the wooden sculpture tools and equipment featured in the exhibit.
Photo of the encased wooden sculpture tools and equipment featured in the exhibit. On the far right faded navy wall are a series of black and white photos of Chaim Gross at work.
Close up image of Photo of I LOVE MY BABY, 1948, which is positioned on a rounded white base. The wooden sculpture depicts 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.

Press Release

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is pleased to annouce the support of the exhibition "A Love of Wood: Chaim Gross's I Love My Baby" at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut (November 11, 2020 - March 21, 2021). The exhibition is centered around the recent gift of a major wood sculpture by Chaim Gross: I Love My Baby (1948). The Foundation aided the exhibition through research assistance and the loan of two drawings, a suite of archival photos, two films, and 23 sculpture tools pulled from the preserved sculpture studio at the Foundation. Curated by Partricia Hickson, the exhibition focuses on Gross's techniques and reviving of the method of direct carving in the 20th-century.