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.

Mark LaRiviere & Cathy Ramey
2022.6.7
What a gift to find a beautiful gallery with stimulating art in Fleischmanns, NY, surrounded by the dramatic mountains of ski-country near Hunter. Sculptor Mark LaRiviere and painter Cathy Ramey have jointly exhibited their work made during the isolation of Covid, and though so different on the surface, I found remarkable parallels deeper within. Both artists express a yearning and sadness, maybe nostalgia for a dream never had, both nevertheless seem to hold onto a hope, and both use such powerful formal elements while working in what feels to be a quiet internal meditation. The show is up through next weekend.

Mark LaRiviere

Cathy Ramey

Mark LaRiviere

Mark LaRiviere, 3/4 view.

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Mark LaRiviere, frontal

view of previous photo

Mark LaRiviere, 3/4 view

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Mark LaRiviere, 3/4 view from

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Mark LaRiviere, frontal

view of previous two

Mark LaRiviere

Mark LaRiviere

Mark LaRiviere

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey

Cathy Ramey