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.

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