“Cabinet #1,” part of Trent Burkett’s show of sculptures, “Misc,” is a series of porcelain bottles set in a large wooden china cabinet that mixes colonial federalist elements with Asian grace notes. The porcelain bottles are carved into graceful tall shapes whose necks are slit open, emphasizing that they are only partially functional. The base of the cabinet is painted with Chinese red lacquer while the ceramic vessels are influenced by Japanese clay works. Each of the bottles is marked with a European-style monogram adding to the cultural mix that the piece embodies. “Misc” runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through March 28 at Jay Jay, 5520 Elvas Ave. in Sacramento.
“Cabinet #1,” part of Trent Burkett’s show of sculptures, “Misc,” is a series of porcelain bottles set in a large wooden china cabinet that mixes colonial federalist elements with Asian grace notes. The porcelain bottles are carved into graceful tall shapes whose necks are slit open, emphasizing that they are only partially functional. The base of the cabinet is painted with Chinese red lacquer while the ceramic vessels are influenced by Japanese clay works. Each of the bottles is marked with a European-style monogram adding to the cultural mix that the piece embodies. “Misc” runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through March 28 at Jay Jay, 5520 Elvas Ave. in Sacramento. Beth Jones Jay Jay
“Cabinet #1,” part of Trent Burkett’s show of sculptures, “Misc,” is a series of porcelain bottles set in a large wooden china cabinet that mixes colonial federalist elements with Asian grace notes. The porcelain bottles are carved into graceful tall shapes whose necks are slit open, emphasizing that they are only partially functional. The base of the cabinet is painted with Chinese red lacquer while the ceramic vessels are influenced by Japanese clay works. Each of the bottles is marked with a European-style monogram adding to the cultural mix that the piece embodies. “Misc” runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through March 28 at Jay Jay, 5520 Elvas Ave. in Sacramento. Beth Jones Jay Jay

Art review: Trent Burkett sculptures at JayJay

February 19, 2015 8:00 AM

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