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.

Martha Jackson Gallery at Hollis Taggart
My next gallery-tour stop was the Hollis Taggart Gallery with a smorgasboard show of wonderful work exhibited at the Martha Jackson Gallery in the 1950's-60's. Unfortunately this show has now closed but I offer some highlights. Some pieces were surprises to me, like the colorful Grace Hartigan and rarely-seen Michael Goldberg. Others, like the de Kooning and Gorky drawings were breathtaking.

Grace Hartigan

Hans Hoffman

Michael Goldberg

de Kooning


Lester Johnson

Bob Thompson

Richard Stankiewicz