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.

Brenda Goodman, Julie Evans, James Siena, Katia Santibanez & David Humphrey at Pamela Salisbury
2021.8.11
As I take my FB friends on my journey through art in the Hudson Valley last weekend (see my previous two posts), my next stop was the Thompson Giroux Gallery in Chatham, where I met up with Mark LaRiviere and Cathy Ramey . We proceeded down to Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, where we were joined by Eric T Banks and his wife Anele. Posted here is a small selection of the Salisbury show of work by Brenda Goodman, Julie Evans, James Siena, Katia Santibanez, and David Humphrey. I thought I'd taken more photos of examples from all the artists, and so apologize that apparently I didn't. I felt Brenda took a chance and included some experimental work with questions about resolution, and that these were her most intriguing pieces. The first few images are these more quirky and exciting paintings. Julie Evans' sculptures suggested bizarre stories, and of course David Humphrey's work had political, satirical and human overtones.

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman

Julie Evans

Julie Evans

Julie Evans

Julie Evans