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.

Janice Nowinski, Alice Neal, Tony Moore & Gina Werfel in Chelsea
2021.10.8
So wonderful to have spent last Saturday with Carol Diamond and Cathy Diamond roaming through Chelsea, and seeing some terrific art. Here are some highlights, from the quiet and personal paintings of Janice Nowinski (Thomas Erben), to fascinating and already strong early work by Alice Neel, the sculpture of Tony Moore in a group show (Cavin-Morris) that brings out Tony's roots in non-Western almost tribal and mythological art, the exuberant bursts of color from Gina Werfel (Prince Street), Guston's incredibly vulnerable paintings (Hauser & Wirth), the more geometric paintings of Thomas Nozkowski (Pace) that have some fascinating pentimenti - thank you, Cathy for pointing these out - Rauschenberg (also Pace), plus of course Pace's phenomenal roof gallery.

Janice Nowinski

Alice Neel

Tony Moore

Gina Werfel

Guston

Thomas Nozkowski

Rauschenberg

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Janice Nowinski

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

Alice Neel

at Cavin-Morris

at Cavin-Morris

at Cavin-Morris

Gina Werfel

Gina Werfel

Gina Werfel

Guston

Guston

Guston

Guston

Guston

Guston

Guston

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski

Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg

Rauschenberg