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Artist Crush: Lora Northway

Thursday, January 2, 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. ¬†These paintings honour their lives and traditions.”

Lora Northway-Body Woven

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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

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 katie // Jan 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    wow, these are really stunning.. thanks for sharing!

  • 2 Kathy Toivonen // Jan 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

    These pieces are beautiful. I will go to see them at DefSup.

  • 3 Jennifer Davis // Jan 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I know Lora! I met her via DefSup (gallery) in Thunder Bay, ON when I had a show there in 2010. She’s WONDERFUL as are these paintings. So happy to see them here. CONGRATS, Lora!!!

  • 4 laura // Jan 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Who says you get to have such a great job, Kate! I love these…especially the last two. What a great pairing they are. Another hit selection…and hey to Jennifer Davis! Laura :)

  • 5 Grace Cote // Jan 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

    The use of color here is so surprising and lovely – seeing something new every time I look at these. The hands in the 1st/2nd image and the neon in the aspen tree trunks in the 5th are stunning

  • 6 Lesley | Artsy Forager // Jan 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    These are incredibly lovely. They have the feeling of collage in painted form. Thank you for the introduction to Lora’s work!

  • 7 stephanie // Feb 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    amazing artist, love the detail and colouring!

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