Press

  • Howard Harris and Topher Straus in two-person “MASTERS” show at Niza Knoll Gallery

    August 7 – September 12, 2020 Last year, artists Howard Harris and Topher Straus challenged one another to create images influenced by their favor...
  • Bitfactory Gallery is Back: SALT Magazine

    "Bitfactory Gallery in Denver is opening back up with its postponed art exhibit Open Spaces now running from July 17 through September 10th. In the era of COVID19 art galleries and cultural non-profits are struggling everywhere, it is vital that we support these entities in the safest way possible." by Ezra Lloyd
  • Bitfactory Gallery reopens with postponed Open Spaces exhibit: Denver Post

    "The inspiration for Topher Straus’ art comes from decades of living in, and exploring Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, admiring tree-flooded valleys and silhouetted, mountain peak sunsets. His process includes modern technology and methods that result in a well-known landscape engulfed in contoured lines that superimpose the autogenous beauty of the original photograph. He takes recognizable, natural landscapes and converts them into a modern array of sharp lines — blending and contorting them up the slope of a mountain or shaping the soft, blurred lines of a waterfall. His zest for transcending established iconography makes for a unique combination of traditional vistas and modern style."

    by Amy Norton

  • Topher Straus In Celebration of Our National Parks: Saatchi Art

    "Working out of his picturesque hometown of Golden, Colorado, it’s no wonder that Topher Straus finds inspiration in the natural world. In his recent series “The Parks,” Topher blends photography with digital painting to create colorful, large-scale renderings of the United States’ National Parks. Printed on aluminum and finished with high-gloss acrylic resin, Topher’s sweeping vistas bring the outdoors in. The unforgettably impactful series has been exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York; Bitfactory Gallery in Denver, Colorado; and the American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado. We spoke with the artist to learn more."

    by Bethany Fincher

  • Landscape work on view at Racine's in Denver

    Colorado artist Topher Straus will be displaying ten of his dye-sublimated aluminum landscapes at Racine’s Restaurant at 650 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80202. He will be showing off some of his more admired pieces such as “Grand Tetons National Park”, as well as 3 new pieces of “Godafoss”, “Kirkjufell”, and “Denver, Night”. The artwork fills the space wonderfully and will be on display from now until March 6th, 2020. 
  • 54th Annual Own an Original: Destination

    The City of Littleton Fine Arts Board proudly presents the 54th Annual Own an Original art competition. Open to Colorado artists, the competition is for any art medium except photography. This year’s exhibition explores the concept of “destination.” In recent years, American culture has idealized the saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination.”
  • Artists respond to world events in Barrett's national, juried exhibition: 'New Directions'

    This is the 35th year Barrett Art Center has mounted the "New Directions" exhibit, tapping Akili Tommasino, associate curator, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, to select the work. Tommasino selected 34 artists from a broad range of artworks, including painting, photography, sculpture, textile, video and works in hybrid mediums.
  • Straus' "Grand Canyon National Park" showing at Barrett Art Center.

    New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. Artists are encouraged to submit works that provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in all 2D media, 3D sculpture, video, and installation.

    Now in its 35th year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue - the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work. 

  • Topher Straus Presents: "The Parks" Closing Reception at the American Mountaineering Museum

    Artist Topher Straus is excited to announce a Closing Reception Party to celebrate the end of his exhibition at a historic Golden, CO establishment...
  • Topher Straus' "Yosemite National Park" to be presented at Uplift: Celebrating the Sierra Nevada

    An exhibition of artworks representing the Sierra Nevada’s terrain, ecology, geology, history, recreation, and endemic species of plant and animals...
  • Colorado Homes & Lifestyles article on Topher Straus

    Straus chose to use the National Park system as a blueprint for his unconventional representational landscapes. Straus highlights popular vistas through spectacular 30” x 60” paintings on metal with the goal of providing a personal and rich experience for the viewer, much like when visiting the parks themselves.
  • Voyage Denver Introduces you to Topher Straus

    Today we’d like to introduce you to Topher Straus. Topher, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?I enrolled in ar...