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.

"Psychedelic Landscapes" at Eric Firestone Gallery
Curator Jennifer Samet has put together a fascinating exhibition at Eric Firestone Gallery. Called Psychedelic Landscapes, and up through Aug.26, the show includes an intriguing collection of work by more than 20 artists, from those that many of my FB friends know personally, to well-known artists who died long ago, to obscure artists I suspect will be new to most viewers. What ties the art together is an openness to a reality beyond reality, an exploration in color, in expression of the unconscious made conscious. Posted here are some of the images that especially stood out to me.

Jennifer Coates

Elliott Green

Bob Thompson

Elizabeth Hazan

Olga Spiegel

Saya Woolfalk

JJ Manford

Jacaeber Kastor

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Isaac Abrams

Fred Tomaselli

J. A. Feng