Vail International Gallery to Host Closing Party for Topher Straus’s Solo

 

Vail International Gallery to Host Closing Party for Topher Straus’s Solo Exhibition, “The Parks”

Closing Exhibition Party: Saturday July 30th 3-6 PM

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Following a successful month-long run please join Colorado Artist Topher Straus on Saturday, July 30th from 3-6 pm for a celebratory closing party for his solo exhibition “The Parks”. Straus will be on hand to personally thank all the collectors, fans, and friends who supported the show and made it such a success. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

 

Straus’s exhibition “The Parks” is, to date, the largest solo exhibition of his work ever held, featuring over thirty of his original, digital prints, many of which feature our national parks.  Following the closing of the show many sold works will be taken down and shipped so this Saturday represents the last and best opportunity to see the broadest presentation of Topher’s work and meet the artist.

 

Topher’s process begins with a photo, often one from a personal, outdoor experience, or a compelling reference image from which he bases his work. Using a computer and stylus he paints virtually over the photo.  Each virtual paint stroke with the stylus requires specific and deliberate concentration as he selects intuitively from infinite color options just as a traditional oil painter would.

 

When the composition is complete a file with the image is sent to the printer who sublimates the painting onto an aluminum sheet. The sublimation process bonds dye to the aluminum on a molecular level, creating an archival quality work that is ready to hang.

 

Topher’s art is receiving a great deal of recognition including a collaboration with Marriott Luxury Collection Hotels’ who recently opened the “Topher Straus Art Walk” at the new Hythe Hotel in Vail.  

 

“Topher Straus’s stunning compositions combine technology and artistry, re-invigorating our vision of the American landscape as we move forward into the twenty first century.” – Marc LeVarn, Vail International Gallery Co-Owner

 

The Vail International Gallery opened in 2005 and over the past sixteen years has held numerous exhibitions of well-regarded regional and internationally known artists. The gallery has exhibited at national art fairs including Art Aspen, and SCOPE Miami Beach.  For more information visit the gallery website at Vailgallery.com or contact the gallery at 970 476 2525, info@vailgallery.com  

 

 

 

 

 

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