Westport’s Mollie Gallery: Trace Burroughs, “Magical Thinking”

The Westport Historical Society is presenting the work of artist Trace Burroughs through September 2 in the Mollie Gallery on the grounds of the historical society located at 25 Avery Place.

About the artist
Westport artist Trace Burroughs sold over 300 of his abstract expressionistic paintings by age 15. One of Burroughs’s early works is part of the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection, alongside works by internationally renowned artists including Picasso, Matisse, Calder, Motherwell, and others. His new collection of digital art is exhibited in galleries and art shows throughout Fairfield County.

A former drummer with the two popular Westport bands, The Rogues and Styx, Burroughs broke the Guinness World Record for marathon drum soloing in his 20s, garnering national attention and an interview with David Frost. Since then, in addition to creating art, he has worked as an author, radio-show host, and animator whose work has been shown on television and in film.

About the Show

The subject matter in this new show, ‘Magical Thinking,’ is varied in theme and style.The works are created utilizing digital art, retouching, and enhancement, and are then composited to create a single image. Each work it is different from the others in the way it elicits a response from the viewer. In general, the work displayed engages the mind and the eye, and that is thought-provoking, visually appealing, and sometimes has a mystical nuance.

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