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  • 710 10th Street
  • Golden, CO, 80401
  • United States

Join us as we kick off a new art exhibit in the Museum that will run through September. The exhibit will be featuring the work of Topher Straus and primarily be works from his "The Parks" series. Join us for drinks, food, and a chance to meet Topher.

About the Artist: Topher Straus
Artist Topher Straus is a Colorado born, New York trained fine artist,who sells internationally and has had his work is featured innumerous art galleries. Topher is known for his uplifting color combinations and imaginative concepts. He creates his compositions using his unique blend of photography with digital painting that is printed onto transfer paper then applied to large sheets of aluminum. The pictures are then finished off with a transparent acrylic resin to create a wet looking surface.

Topher’s passions are evident in his art. His love for, and views of, the environment—both natural and manmade—spur him to create art that goes beyond the standard conventions of his subjects and medium. Denver’s Westword Michael Paglia reviewed Topher’s work as “expressionistic handlings that are conventionalized abstractions with a retro cubist quality, along with a dash of Yellow Submarine.”

Topher’s zest for transforming established iconography by infusing his personal techniques and vision make for an intoxicating blend of traditional vistas and modern style. Be it colorful animals flying through the galaxy in his “Space Animals” series, or showcasing our national treasures from a never-before-seen perspective in his unconventional representational landscapes series, “The Parks,” Topher Straus provides an exciting new view of us, our world, and even the Universe itself. Straus says, “I am inspired by the vast beauty that is found in nature and presenting it an unconventional way. I see rhythm and order in everything which drives my compositions and lines.”