The title Entropvisions is in homage to my mother, the poet and art critic, Harriet Zinnes. In 1990 New Directions published a collection of her poems titled Entropisms, a word she made-up combining entropy - the tendency toward disorder - and tropism - the growth towards or away from a stimulus. Similarly, my short reviews combine entropy and tropism by suggesting growth towards a vision of art from the chaos of the art world. Through the back door, my title also pays homage to my physicist father, Irving Zinnes, whose long discussions with my mom got her thinking about entropy and tropism in the first place.

Francesca Schwartz at Lichtundfire
I first discovered the art of Francesca Schwartz at an exhibition curated by Michael David in his gallery just a few years before Covid hit us, and have been following her work ever since. Concerned with the evocative and amorphous but essential spaces between our emotions and physical bodies, with feelings of existence hovering between our inner and outer worlds, her work asks for quiet contemplation of ourselves and the state of our social interconnections. Three of her pieces now hang through Oct. 29 at Lichtundfire, in a show co-curated by Robert Curcio and Priska Juschka, with additional work by artists Sandra Gottlieb, Sarah Peterson and Jon Tobiasz.

There Is Heaven & Earth III

Sight Unseen

I Can't PIn Him Down