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.

Joy Episalla at Tibor de Nagy Gallery
2022.7.14
If you're visiting the LES, the Joy Episalla exhibition at Tibor de Nagy Gallery (up through Aug.5) is well-worth a stop, both for its tour-de-force technique and evocative images. Made on huge sheets of photo paper with camera-less darkroom photography that manipulates through the development process, as well as stressing the paper post-developing via burning, scratching and cracking, the artist creates dreamy abstractions that take the viewer on internal and external journeys. This work expresses, as the artist says, "a pliant forward-motion of articulation and re-articulation, of what the future holds, and holding within it, its future." Also in the show is a mammoth photo sheet folded and leaning against the wall as it spills on to the floor pushing into our space, perhaps transforming Time into a physical structure of cascading movement. Thank you, Andrew Arnot, for hosting this show.

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