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.

Howard Schwartzberg at The Private Public Gallery
2022.6.8
In Hudson, NY, I was able to see the Pamela Salisbury and Private Public Galleries, both with interesting shows worth visits. I'll post a review of the Salisbury shows soon. The Private Public Gallery is just a year or so old, and foretells to become one of Hudson's go-to spots. Housed in a large loft-like space, its mission is to exhibit large-scale work, and the current show of sculpture by Howard Schwartzberg is no exception. Schwartzberg's exhibition title, "Before Painting," along with his statement about using elements of painting - stretchers, canvas, the 3-dimensional illusions flat paint can evoke - suggest a focus on form and technique, but I actually felt the metaphoric suggestions of personal yet hidden narratives to have a greater power that brought me into a place where I wanted to stay.