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.

Mary Flinn, Jessica Weis, Jane Ehrlich & Caroline K. Burton at Zürcher Gallery
2022.9.8
What a pleasure it was to see the current show at Zürcher Gallery, up through September 11. I went to see the work of Mary Flinn, whose studio I'd recently visited (see an earlier post of mine) but also to see the work of fellow FB friends and one person from my distant past. Mary's dream-like images seem to emerge from color worlds that themselves seem to grow out of the images, with the images and environments moving from one to another, each referencing a Bonnardian-kind of reality only to dissipate into dreams again. Interestingly, comparing her paintings in this show to those recently at the Joyce Goldstein Gallery upstate, I felt a movement with these that started from within, moved out to my space, and then brought me back in, while the Goldstein paintings started in my world and brought me into theirs. Of the 11 artists in this show I'm also posting work by Jessica Weiss whom I've known since my student days at The Studio School and whom I was able to do a quick catch-up with, my FB friends Jane Ehrlich , Caroline K Burton whom I briefly met a few years ago and had the pleasure to meet again at the gallery, and also Jaanika Peerna, Carol Burns, Pixie Ann Alexander and Cari Rosmarin.

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Mary Flinn

Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss

Beverly Acha

Beverly Acha

Beverly Acha

Beverly Acha

Jane Ehrlich

Jane Ehrlich

Pixie Ann Alexander

Cari Rosmarin

Carol Buns

Jaarika Peerna

Caroline K Burton