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.

Eric Holzman at Equity Gallery
Eric Holzman's show at Equity Gallery is a must-see show, in my opinion. Eric begins with observation, but his paintings delve under the surface of the external and into an inner space of dreams, open vulnerabilities, fears, strivings, searching, love, and ultimately what it is that makes us human. Up through Nov. 27.