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.

"Putting It Together" at The Lockwood Gallery
2022.3.19
The Lockwood Gallery in Kingston, NY has mounted a spectacular exhibition of collage artists, from the frenzied extravaganzas by Mark Rosenthal to the controlled geometries of Suzanne Ronner, from the evocative abstractions of JoAnne Lobotsky to the infinite imagination of Josh Dorman's inner mind, from the dense packing by Andrea Burgay remotely suggesting landscapes to Barbara Gordon's clear landscape references, from the musical notations of Carole Kunstadt to the collages by Stephen Niccolls that ring of the sounds of music, from the geometric constructions by Judy Glasser to the flowing movements of Marianne van Lent, and so much more. This show will fill your eyes and mind with constant stimulation, and is well-worth the trip. The show is up through next weekend. The entire artist list is:

LOEL BARR

PAMELA BLUM
ANDREA BURGAY
GALEN CHENEY
SUSAN SPENCER CROWE
JOSH DORMAN
ELLEN JOURET-EPSTEIN​
JUDY GLASSER
BARBARA GORDON
DEBBIE HESSE
CAROLE KUNDSTADT
JOANNE LOBOTSKY
DOROTHEA MARCUS
JOANNE MARTIGNONI
STEPHEN NICCOLLS
RANSOME
SUZANNE REES
SUSANNA RONNER
MARK ROSENTHAL
CONNY GOELZ SCHMITT
MARIANNE VAN LENT

Mark Rosenthal

Mark Rosenthal

Mark Rosenthal

JoAnne Lobotsky

JoAnne Lobotsky

JoAnne Lobotsky

JoAnne Lobotsky

Josh Dorman

Josh Dorman

Josh Dorman

Suzanne Ronner

Suzanne Ronner

Suzanne Ronner

Suzanne Ronner

Suzanne Ronner

Judy Glasser

Judy Glasser

Loel Barr

Loel Barr

Loel Barr

Suzanne Rees

Suzanne Rees

Marianne van Lent

Marianne van Lent

Marianne van Lent

Marianne van Lent

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Andrea Burgay

Dorothea Marcus

Dorothea Marcus

Dorothea Marcus

Carole Kundstadt

Carole Kundstadt

Carole Kundstadt

Stephen Niccolls

Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon

Ransome

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