San Francisco

Warren Parker and Victor Heady

Vido Gallery, Sacramento

The Vido is Sacramento’s newest gallery, located in Town and Country suburb. Its current exhibition roster indicates that it will cater to the more plebian tastes of the suburbanite. Which confronts Heady and his partner, Don Wilson, who own the gallery, with a problem of policy: determining their responsibilities as tastemakers as well as merchandisers.

This small opening show features an exhibition of works done in the past three years by Parker, a young man of very irregular performance, and a token show by Heady, himself. Since the gallery is small (though tastefully appointed) and emphasis is on the informal salon atmosphere, the scattered arrangement of pictures is understandable. But the inclusion of a number of quite mediocre works isn’t.

Elizabeth M. Polley