Explore ways excellence can inspire artistic expression when the Northville Art House presents the exhibition CONTAGIOUS CURIOSITY: Todd Burroughs with Students and Instructors from the Atelier. Opening Friday, Jan. 5, the exhibition features paintings, drawings and photographs by Todd Burroughs with students and instructors from Metro Detroit.
CONTAGIOUS CURIOSITY: Todd Burroughs with Students, Instructors from the Atelier opens with a reception on Friday, January 5, from 6 – 9 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, January 27 during Art House hours, Tuesday-Friday 12 – 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 – 4 p.m.
Each work reveals classical techniques developed in European ateliers during the 18th Century. Artists who are well known for using this approach include Sir Henry Raeburn, Charles Bargue and John Singer Sargent.
Burroughs has been practicing and teaching classical techniques for over 14 years. He currently teaches painting and drawing at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the College for Creative Studies. The desire to pass on his artistic knowledge led to teaching being an important part of his studio practice.
The image above is a detail from Decanter Delight by Patrice Lockwood.