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.
Between my own show and the quantity of exciting exhibitions recently on view, I've lost track of time and unfortunately have not been able to post all I've wanted to before exhibitions have ended. In case you missed it, here are some photos of the knock-out, museum-quality Reuben Kadish show that just closed at Eric Firestone Gallery. With 75 small (about 6 inches I'd say) figurines and a large quantity of more-than life -size bronze sculptures, along with a few paintings and black-and-whites, this show sucks the viewer into the shamanistic, always phenomenally inventive world of Reuben Kadish. To my eye, with influences from traditional Africa, pre-Columbian and Pacific island sculpture, Kadish gives us humor, sadness, pathos, and a powerful comment on humanity uniquely his own. The photos before the 2-dimensional work are of the small bronze figurines, while those at the end are of the larger sculptures.