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Artist Crush: Sarah Ball

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

These exquisite portraits of actual mugshots are from the series ACCUSED by British artist Sarah Ball. According to Millennium Gallery Sarah’s portraits reference physiognomy, a theory of the 19th century “that there was a connection between an individual’s outward appearance and their inner character – in essence good people ‘looked good’ and bad people ‘looked bad’. ”

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Artist Crush: Lora Northway

Thursday, January 2, 2014

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.”

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Artist Crush: Hillery Rebeka Sproatt

Monday, November 25, 2013

These drawings by Hillery Rebeka Sproatt are about the home. Sproatt does a wonderful job of  documenting her inspiration on her blog.

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Artist Crush: Alyson Provax

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mixed-media works by Alyson Provax of Portland, Oregon. Alyson has some very cool work over on Buy Some Damn Art.

“I suppose my work is inevitably dark insofar as it deals with time, which is given meaning through death. Although, without being too prescriptive, I find it almost impossibly light to be reminded that we will move through time regardless of anything else, that everything will eventually change and there is just nothing to be done – and that our attention to the moment is the only thing keeping us rooted in place, at all.” – Artist Q/A

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Artist Crush: Margo WOLOWIEC

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Margo Wolowiec lives and works in San Francisco. These are handwoven textiles with dye sublimation ink. According to one blogger the works are based off of the chaotic visual soup of a television screen on the fritz.

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