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.

Mary Flinn & Sara Farrell Okamura at Joyce Goldstein Gallery
2022.7.3
What a wonderful two-person exhibition of paintings by Mary Flinn and Sara Farrell Okamura that just opened at Joyce Goldstein Gallery in Chatham, NY, up through August 6. With their glowing color and magical light, Mary's paintings are fantastical wanderings into a seemingly infinite reservoir of imaginary creatures and landscapes that emerge out of the painting process itself - or perhaps a more apt description is that the painting process allows Mary's unconscious to pass through her hand to her brush. Mary says she wants to create portals, and with quiet contemplation the viewer in fact can roam through portals into fairy-tale worlds where anything can happen. Sara's paintings also create metaphoric imaginary worlds, making the entire exhibition a cohesive journey through dreams.

Mary Flinn and her paintings

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Farrell Okamura

Sara Farrell Okamura