Heller shows sculptures of Claudi Casanovas (Spain)
(born 1956 in Barcelona) is one of the most elemental of ceramic artists,
someone who expresses that particular Catalan spirit of material and
process, an alchemy of clay and water, a "register of fire"
as he has put it. This approach may be highly visceral, but he is
not concerned with any direct evocation of geology and terrain. These
are independent objects, and ones that test and celebrate the purest
qualities of this fired earth --the flux of the materials, given permanence
in an art of simplicity and power.