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.

Kiki Smith & Jennifer Coates at the Pamela Salisbury Gallery
2022.7.7
Last weekend I visited Hudson, NY, to view the exhibitions at the Pamela Salisbury Gallery and Susan Eley Fine Art. Posted here are images by Kiki Smith and Jennifer Coates, both at the Salisbury Gallery, and Jackie Shatz at Susan Eley. Unfortunately, the Susan Eley Gallery was closed, and so I only have the photo taken from the outside window, and was not able to see well enough to write more than that the show looks quite worth a visit. Kiki Smith is always an interesting artist to watch. In this show what struck me were her inventive transformations of wasp hives. Jennifer Coates also is always an interesting artist to watch, with her smart use of color and imaginative compositions, here often based on biblical stories, taken to other-worldly fairy-tale places. Also at Pamela Salisbury, and through July 24, are works by Valerie Hammond, Shari Mendelssohn, Portia Munson, and Phoebe Helander. Also at Susan Eley, up through July 31, is work by Ashley Norwood Cooper.

Kiki Smith

Jennifer Coates

Jackie Shatz

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates

Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith