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.

Karin Bruckner & Fumiko Toda at Susan Eley Fine Art
2022.8.15
I'd like to recommend a trip to the Upper West Side to see the Susan Eley Fine Art exhibition of Karin Bruckner and Fumiko Toda. Having met when Karin studied printmaking with Fumiko, they soon discovered a simpatico approach to the craft as well as artistic sensitivities. I was particularly struck with Karin's almost meditative openness to experiment with materials and techniques, and with the contemplative spaces her art brings us to. It's hard to see from these photos the diversity of materials, and even hard to see that in the gallery, since pieces merge together so seamlessly, as if born already connected. The show remains hanging until September 5.

Karin Bruckner

Karin Bruckner

Karin Bruckner

Karin Bruckner

Karin Bruckner

Fumiko Toda