Encoding Culture – The Works of Barry Ace
“Ace inserts biographical provenance while also asserting a linkage to precedents of Indigenous “survivance.” He establishes a vital relationship to other Indigenous people—both named and unnamed—and whose lives, as with his own, were interrupted by the forces of external threats, and ones, like viral infections and racism, that are often intertwined.”
Heffel have launched an exciting new publication entitled Encoding Culture – The Works of Barry Ace. The catalogue features a cross-section of Ace’s mixed media work and introduces his most recent COVID-19 suite of paperworks. Encoding Culture also consolidates the insightful writings on Ace’s work by Rosalin Te Omra and Leah Snyder of the L Project and highlights Snyder’s most recent essay on his COVID-19 suite. Each artwork in the catalogue has been professionally photographed and includes detailed images of the artist’s attention-to-detail by focusing on specific aspects of his work.
The catalogue is available for on-line viewing (here).