Ripples of Loss

Ripples of Loss

November 2 – December 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday November 4, 2:30 – 5pm

Walkthrough tour: Thursday November 16, 12:05 – 12:45pm


View the Ripples of Loss mini catalogue.


Terry McCue is a self-taught Ojibwa painter inspired by an array of influences. McCue was born on Curve Lake Reserve, Ontario, and has spent much his life working and living in First Nations communities, and his connection to them is clear in his work. Having enjoyed great success as a painter over the last 20 plus years, he is known for large, distinctive, bold works that represent the interconnectedness of all living creatures.

The Ripples of Loss works are a vivid visual departure from McCue’s previous practice. After an exchange with an artist friend, McCue became compelled to paint these intense, brilliantly coloured images to raise awareness about the missing and murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada.

The resulting sombre and striking works emit the ghostly forms of the women dressed in red in an ever-changing landscape. McCue reveals the women in traditional aboriginal ceremonial attire: Ojibwa Jingle Dance dresses, Plains Cree tunics and cloaks. The skeletons of their spirit animals accompany them—sometimes leading the way, facing the incoming storm.

McCue considers this new project his most vital artistic endeavour, paying homage and reverence to the women and girls vanished to violence. He now works fervently to capture the many images fluctuating in his mind’s eye and commit them to canvas. For McCue this project further explores his spiritual calling to express the sacredness of all life.

View a brief, thought-provoking interview with Terry McCue by Alberta PrimeTime about his works featured in this exhibition.

Registration now open!

Offering art classes throughout the year, AGSA provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to get creative in professional art studios. With many returning favourites and a few exciting new programs – don’t forget to secure your spot early.

Register online, by phone 780-460-4310, or in person at 19 Perron Street


This month: Drawing In Reverse: White-on-Black

Test your skills at drawing in reverse using white materials on black paper. Create an observational drawing from life or bring in a photo as a reference. All materials provided.

Date: November 7–30
Time: Gallery Hours
Cost: Free (donations welcome)


2019 Catalogue

Download a copy of our 2019 catalogue and discover what’s to come at Musée Héritage Museum and Art Gallery of St. Albert!


Rental and Sales Gallery

Artwork enriches how people experience the world. Add inspiration to your home, office or business with Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales program! Visit the Rental and Sales Gallery section of our website or call 780-460-4310 for more information.