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.

Bill Page & Paul Behnke at the gallery LTD
2021.9.25
So glad I was able to see Bill Page's and Paul Behnke's show at the gallery LTD (37 N15th St, Greenpoint), and to spend a couple of hours talking with Bill about his work. There's so much to see! Each painting is its own world, with some suggesting creatures from a mythical world, others suggesting a glorious light-infused landscape of joy, and still others creating a metaphoric transition from hell-on -earth to a transcendent world beyond. Not surprisingly, Bill's inspiration came from an architecturally, spiritually and culturally beautiful church in Mexico. Bill Page and Paul Behnke's paintings are perfect companions of color and light, with Paul's interplays contained within a more structured, almost grid format, and Bill's explorations swimming in fluid movements of unconscious consciousnesses. The exhibition closes this Sunday.

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Bill Page

Paul Behnke with Bill's paintings on he floor