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.

Rackstraw Downes at the Betty Cuningham Gallery
I was fortunate to catch the Rackstraw Downes drawing exhibition at Betty Cuningham Gallery just before it closed this weekend. In case you missed it, here are a few samples of the treats. Of course the cityscapes were a complete tour de for ce of perspective and observational expertise, but I actually was more moved by the smaller, intimate drawings of Rackstraw's studio and apartment.