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.

Kyle Staver & Catherine White at Steven Harvey Gallery
2021.11.22
After my wonderful visit to William Eckhardt Kohler's show on Friday (see yesterday's post) I stopped by Steven Harvey Gallery for its exhibition of black & whites by Kyle Staver, and ceramic and related paintings by Catherine White. As with William's show, this two-person show helped me experience the artists in new ways. Looking at Kyle's work I was particularly struck with what seemed to me a deep love and integration of Picasso's black and white use of light, constantly flowing line, tricks of positive/negative shapes, infinite imagination, and sexual references. Catherine is a new artist for me. Her ceramics have a warmth and humanity, as do her "paintings." I put" paintings" in quotes because they are not actually painted in any traditional sense, but seem to grow out her love of materiality discovered through her ceramics.

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver

Catherine White

Catherine White

Catherine White