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.

Elmer Bishop/Tom Burckhardt show at New Collectors Gallery
2022.3.22

I was lucky to see the Elmer Bishop/Tom Burckhardt show at New Collectors Gallery just before it closed last week, and must say I was more impressed with the Burckharts than Bishops. The Bishops had a wonderful painterliness but seemed a bit flabby, but the Burckhardts had a formal rigor and sense of intention that held me.

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