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.

Andrew Kerr at Kerry Schuss
Kerry Schuss Gallery, located in Tribeca, has showcased the quiet and beautiful paintings by Scottish artist Andrew Kerr. With hints of landscape or still life that feel like their inspiration, the images hover between forming and being, between personal responses and a search for essence. Their sensitive color emits a floating light that glows and creates a slow airiness just above the surface of the canvas. Adding to their aura of mystery are the frames, which apparently were made from wood originally used in an Edinburgh pew where Agatha Christie was married. Unfortunately, the show just closed.