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.

Cathy Diamond & Laurie Fader at Radiator Gallery
2022.9.21

I'm glad I was able to attend the opening to the museum-quality exhibition of paintings by Laurie Fader and Cathy Diamond, up through Oct. 23, at Radiator Gallery in LIC. The show's title, "Luscious Wasteland," is perfect, as the paintings definitely are luscious. With complicated organizations referencing landscape but clearly emerging from the dream process of the rhythm of painting itself, both artists' work stand as emphatic statements of their own language, but also speak eloquently to each other, bringing out the suggested storytelling underlying their mysterious forms. Laurie's paintings glow with spaces inhabited by somewhat recognizable figures, while Cathy's bring us into an interwoven world where representational references seem to shift before our eyes as connections constantly reconfigure between the active elements seamlessly shifting from landscape to figure. Thank you, Patrick Neal, for curating this dialogue between such powerful artists. I highly recommend a trip to this show.

Cathy Diamond

Laurie Fader

Cathy Diamond

Cathy Diamond

Cathy Diamond

Cathy Diamond

Cathy Diamond

Cathy Diamond

Laurie Fader

Laurie Fader

Laurie Fader

Laurie Fader