San Francisco

Victor Heady, Sam Harris and Alan Meisel

Barrios Gallery, Sacramento

Two painters and a potter open the season for this little gallery, which has been closed for the summer. Heady and Harris are both romanticists in a sense, with Heady, the better draftsman of the two, leaning toward more rational ro­manticism, Harris toward mystery and emotional tension. Unfortunately this show had to be reviewed from the stacks. In fairness to the artists it can not be discussed in depth. So, too, with Meisel’s pottery. But pulling his explod­ing pot shapes and sculptured vases, bristling with vitality, from the packing was an exciting experience.

––E. M. Polley