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.

Among Friends 3 at Equity Gallery
Organized by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary and Patricia Fabricant, the exhibition, Among Friends 3, at Equity Gallery (245 Broome Street), up though May 22, contains work by 300 artists. As such, it's almost a microcosm of a certain slice of NYC's art world. Each artist was given a 9x7-inch paper on which to do whatever they wanted, as well as an actual number. Artwork was then sewn together in numerical order, creating long strips that line the gallery's walls. The numbering system allowed for a random distribution of art and styles, but surprisingly a carefully curated layout probably couldn't have done a much better job. In addition to finding art by my friends and discovering art I admire by people I didn't know, I was amazed to find how many linkages existed between adjacent work - linkages of color, shape, intention. I remember being amazed by these randomly-made connections in past Among Friends shows this team has assembled. In my photos I've tried to give a sense of the breadth of this exhibition, but by no means have done the show the justice it deserves. If you can make it to the gallery, you won't be disappointed

Top row: Leslie Kerby, Rachel Vaters

Carr. Christine Aaron, Daniel Carello,

Bottom row: Lisa Hess Hesselgrave,

Barbara Laube, Carol Salmanson,

Tony Saunders

Top row: Andrea Samelson, Michael

Ensminger, Melinda Hackett

Middle row: Len Bellinger, Evie

Fabricant, Ben Pritchard

Bottom row: Brigitte Engler, Kylie

Heidenheimer, Creighton Michael

Top row: Desiree Alvarez, Karen

Margolis,Sylvia Schwartz

Bottom row: Bascha Mon, Jessica

Hargreaves, Elizabeth Weiss

Top row: Elizabeth Weiss, Kimberly

Fondu Sally A. Apfelbaum

Bottom row: Katherine Powers, Jenn

Cacciola, Willie Hartland, Rima Grad

Top row: Andrew Ginzel, Jaynie

Crimmins, Brice Honeycutt, Diane

Englander, Lorrie Fredette

Bottom row: Kimberly Fondu, Sally

A. Apfelbaum, Lynn Honeysett,

Melanie Vote, Charles Yuen

Top row: Sky Pape, Carol Diamond,

Martin Kuck, Tamar Zinn, Cathy Diamond,

Jane Sangerman, Eileen Ferara

Middle row: Mary Jones,@Laura Karetzky,

Elizabeth Gourlay, Lisa Pressman, Susan

Hamburger, Tom Muniz, Susan Carr

Bottom row: Deanna Lee, Mike Cockrill,

Scott W. Thompson, Sascha Mallon, Elisa

Jensen, Kathleen Vance, Margot Spindelman

Top row: Alyse Rosner, Steve

Buckley, Susan Susan Sechler

Luss, Heather Cox

Middle row: Allan Hanson, Scott

Ferguson, Lucy Mink, Katherine


Bottom row: Natalie Giugni,

(unknown artists), Christopher

Johnson, Sean Grandits

Top row: Alexi Alexandra Rutsch

Brock, Beth Dary, Patricia

Fabricant, Manju Shandler

Middle row: Joanne Ungar,

Linda Scmidt, Deborah Simon,

Dasha Bazanova

Bottom row: Paul Loughney,

Margaret Roleke, Rebecca Mills,

Ben Quensel

Top row: Laurey Benett-Levy,

Linda Griggs. Allen Hanson

Bottom row: Marcy Rosewater,

Natalie Moore, Natalie Giugni