Barry Ace is proud to partner with Heffel who represent and place his work with important private collectors and leading fine art institutions in Canada and abroad. Heffel has the largest and most experienced team of specialists in the country, and they represent through private sale several important artists and artist estates, including Barry Ace, the David Blackwood Studio, the Estate of Joe Fafard, the Estate of Betty Goodwin and Dorothy Knowles, and showcase works in their galleries across Canada.
Heffel also partner with, and provide support for important cultural institutions and initiatives that demonstrates their passion for the advancement of visual arts and culture, supporting exhibitions and events at world renowned museums including, but not limited to, the Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada, Audain Art Museum, Kunsthalle Munich, Dulwich Picture Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc among many others.
In 2021, Heffel established the Heffel Foundation, which provides ongoing philanthropic support to the visual arts in Canada. The Foundation provides important backing for cherished museums and galleries, scholarships encouraging further education in the arts, and so much more.
Heffel maintain high standards of excellence and unwavering support for the artists that they represent through private sale, and this can be seen in their innovative and creative approach to artist promotion through high quality exhibition publications and professional film productions. Heffel are currently working on a new video short that will feature artist Barry Ace to be released on Heffel’s YouTube channel in October 2022. Ace was documented at Heffel Montreal speaking about his work and artistic practice with an introduction by Tania Poggione, Director of Heffel Montreal. There is also a conversation in Ace’s art studio with Leah Snyder of the L Project, who has contributed outstanding writing on Ace’s works for two Heffel catalogues: Encoding Culture I: The Works of Barry Ace and Encoding Culture II: The Works of Barry Ace. The video short has been produced to complement Ace’s upcoming solo exhibition at Heffel Toronto on October 26th and the release of his new exhibition catalogue Encoding Culture II.