Ace’s work acquired by the City of Ottawa through the Direct Purchase Program submitted by L.A. PAI Gallery (Ottawa).
Each year the City of Ottawa acquire new works of art through the Direct Purchase Program. The City of Ottawa Art Collection is comprised of more than 2,900 artworks created by over 800 artists, and they collect artworks that demonstrate creativity and innovation. New artworks are added to the collection by purchase, donation and commission based on a peer assessment committee’s recommendation. By presenting art in public spaces, the City of Ottawa Art Collection enriches communities, supports local artists and forms a visual art history of the Ottawa area.
In past years, the City has acquired five of Ace’s work, including a significant work Digital Bandolier (2011) via the Direct Purchase Program in 2017. Digital Bandolier (2011) is currently installed in the main foyer of the newly renovated Galerie SAW Galerie and SAW Video at Arts Court in Ottawa.
This year, L.A. PAI Gallery successfully submitted artwork on behalf of Ace for the Direct Purchase Program 2020, and the City of Ottawa acquired two new works: Thunderbird and Shaman (2020) and the triptych work Shaman’s Medicine Lodge (2019). The City of Ottawa will exhibit all of their recent acquisitions in an upcoming exhibition at Karsh-Masson Gallery located in Ottawa City Hall.