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.

Deborah Dancy at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Deborah Dancy's wonderful painting exhibition just opened at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, through May 7. These paintings require quiet lingering, to watch and experience their forms emerge, hover and perhaps slide away, as they seem to search for their place in the world -- in their own personal inner and outer worlds, and in the greater global world at large. I felt great empathy for these fragile yet strong entities as they brought me through their own discoveries of becoming and not being. What a treat to also speak with Deborah at her show, and to view the paintings with my friend, Carol Diamond. Thank you Kathryn Markel Fineart for this beautiful and evocative show.