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.

Barbara Laube at Gold / scopophilia
If you're able to get to Montclair, NJ, I highly recommend Barbara Laube 's exhibition at Gold / scopophilia, through March 20. I'm so glad I was able to get there! Made of fragments cut out from larger paintings, each little gem is a whole world of exploration into a history of memory and feeling of presence, of landscape, real people and imagination. Most paintings are about 6 inches, though some are diptychs or triptychs, while one wall even has paintings as small as postage stamps.