TERRY MCCUE - National Indigenous Peoples Day collection

Includes Terry McCue
Friday, June 21

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TERRY MCCUE - National Indigenous Peoples Day collection

Join us in a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 and the Banff Gallery Hop with a unique collection from Canadian treasure – Terry McCue.

Terry McCue is an Ojibway Indian from the Curve Lake First Nation, in southeastern Ontario. Terry moved to Alberta in 1976 and continues to call it home.

McCue’s work tells stories about our connection to the land, to the animals and to each other.
Canada House Gallery is proud to represent his work and are thrilled to share a collection of new works to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

About Terry:

For nineteen years, Terry worked as a facilitator conducting workshops across Canada to train substance abuse workers in Native communities. During that time he worked as a freelance illustrator, producing a variety of works including posters, book covers, and illustrations for addiction manuals. He used this work to continually develop his skills as an artist. Terry’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States.

UNTITLED (SPRING CEREMONY)
UNTITLED (SPRING CEREMONY)
TM567
acrylic, canvas
48 x 72 in.
$10,400 CAD


A YOUNG GIRL'S DREAM
A YOUNG GIRL'S DREAM
TM565
acrylic, canvas
40 x 60 in.
$8,700 CAD


A WOODLAND STORY
A WOODLAND STORY
TM564
acrylic, canvas
30 x 60 in.
$7,480 CAD


THREE DANCERS
THREE DANCERS
TM563
acrylic, canvas
30 x 40 in.
SOLD


SAVIOR STUDY II
SAVIOR STUDY II
TM562
acrylic, canvas
30 x 40 in.
$4,900 CAD


DEER MOON
DEER MOON
TM561
acrylic, canvas
40 x 40 in.
$5,600 CAD


GOD'S DOG II
GOD'S DOG II
TM560
acrylic, canvas
40 x 40 in.
$5,600 CAD


UNTITLED - BUFFALO & SACRED LODGE
UNTITLED - BUFFALO & SACRED LODGE
TM559
acrylic, canvas
40 x 40 in.
$5,600 CAD


GENERATIONS
GENERATIONS
TM558
acrylic, canvas
20 x 40 in.
$4,200 CAD


THE WIND IS MY WITNESS
THE WIND IS MY WITNESS
TM557
acrylic, canvas
20 x 40 in.
$4,200 CAD


WALKING WITH THE MEDICINE BEAR
WALKING WITH THE MEDICINE BEAR
TM556
acrylic, canvas
20 x 40 in.
$4,200 CAD


GOAT'S SHEILD
GOAT'S SHEILD
TM555
acrylic, canvas
40 x 30 in.
$4,900 CAD


THE GUARDIANS
THE GUARDIANS
TM539
acrylic, canvas
40 x 40 in.
$5,600 CAD


BOREAL MONARCH
BOREAL MONARCH
TM524
acrylic, panel
36 x 36 in.
$5,040 CAD


BUFFALO LODGE - DAWN
BUFFALO LODGE - DAWN
TM478
mixed media, canvas
48 x 48 in.
$8,350 CAD


Terry McCue is an Ojibway Indian from the Curve Lake First Nation, in southeastern Ontario. Terry moved to Alberta in 1976 and continues to call it home. For nineteen years, Terry worked as a facilitator conducting workshops across Canada to train substance abuse workers in Native communities. During that time he worked as a freelance illustrator, producing a variety of works including posters, book covers, and illustrations for addiction manuals. He used this work to continually develop his skills as an artist. Terry’s work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada and the United States.

Terry McCue is a self-taught painter, who spent time in his youth watching his cousin Arthur Schilling and learning from him. Arthur Schilling still influences Terry’s paintings. Terry’s paintings reflect the four principles that sum up his philosophy.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Humanity is an integral part of creation. Humor is spiritual sustenance. Respect for the natural world, and our place in it, is the key to personal understanding. We are magical beings living in a magical world.

My paintings depict images from a particular perspective – my own. Personal experiences – cultural, spiritual, romantic, upbringing. These are the things that formed me. It is the culmination of all this that is on the canvas.

Take the animal portraits, for example. I was taught that the animals are our relatives. They don't exist only in their relation to us. They have an integrity of life separate from us and it is our responsibility to guard their cultures. We have life because they have life.

Ojibways, before contact, believed that we must discipline our thinking and our behaviour. They knew that humans had developed a different way of thinking from the animal world. The animals think, just differently. The human way of thinking can pose a danger to the natural world, because we can devise schemes that can lead to the demise of everything not like us. Animals don't do that. We see every day the disappearance of a different species from the earth. The Ojibways would have said that another group of our family has just disappeared. Perhaps our ignorance can lead to our demise as well. So – if we have not considered the consequences of our behaviour on the other species, that does not mean that this Ojibway stops trying. My paintings are me, trying.

Consequently, my moose are rainbows and my bears travel with spirit guardians. It is my attempt to show the astounding beauty and the mystery of the world not wrapped in our skin. To ask the viewer to embrace new perceptions for an imaginative leap into the world of the indigenous. You do not have to believe to understand or respect another's vision.

The teepee paintings speak to the universal human concept of home and of our desire to abide in capsules of beauty.

Born on February 18 in Curve Lake Reserve, ON. Nationality is Ojibway

Exhibitions

2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 Homage to the Wild, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 2 Friends, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011-12 Narrative Quest, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB
2011 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Joy Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Solo Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Joy Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Best of the Best, Group Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 Demo Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 Simply Trees, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Feel Good Art, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Year of the Great Bear, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Government of Canada, Dept of Foreign Affairs
Province of Manitoba

Publications

2006 Galleries West
2009 YouTube video
2009 Rocky Mountain Outlook review
2011 Rocky Mountain Outlook review