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Artist Crush: Lora Northway

January 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Canadian artist Lora Northway has a magical collection of large-scale artwork debuting at Definitely Superior on Jan. 10th.

“This series began with an investigation into my family’s immigration to Canada in 1901. My great great grandmother Aina Wilen traveled from Finland at 17, became a key founder of the women’s movement in Thunder Bay… I was able to travel to the cabin she helped build, document rugs she wove, and uncover dozens of photographs of my family canoeing, working, building and fighting for the vote. ┬áThese paintings honour their lives and traditions.”

Lora Northway-Body Woven

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detail shots layout

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Lora Northway Midsummer Bonfire

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Lora Northway Midsummer Bonfire

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Lora Northway- Cloudberry Boy

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Lora Northway- Passage copy

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Lora Northway-Nightless Night