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.

LES Galleries
2021.10.3

Such a busy day yesterday! First some LES galleries and then Chelsea. Lots of good work to see! I'll post images from some Chelsea shows another date, but some highlights from the LES were the group show at Equity Gallery (put together by Sharon Butler, Judy Glantzman and Daniel Madman) where I was pleased work by my friends Carol Diamond, Cecilia André, Nina Meledandri and Petey Brown were housed in the same room speaking with each other, a thoughtful and quiet but emotionally and politically powerful show of small photo collages by Jim Jarmusch at JAMES FUENTES LLC, and an evocative exhibition of woven paintings by Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson at Tibor de Nagy. Though the process and inspiration of Jonsson's art -- a blend between painting and weaving -- and inspiration - the rifts between two tectonic Icelandic plates - are the focus in the press release, I responded to the gorgeous color, light and space, and a haunting mystery, the sense of histories of past civilizations and geologic creations lurking under the surface of where we walk and breathe. Sorry for the reflections of Jarmusch's work.

Carol Diamond

Nina Meledandri

Cecilia André

Petey Brown

Jim Jarmusch

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

I felt I could see hidden Medieval buildings

under the sweeps of color, like the Lost

City of Atlantis, though I was told these

secondary images were not the intention of

the artist, who spoke with me at the gallery.

Jonsson did say, though, she was intending

some kind of history of what lies below the

surface.

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson