Founded in 1980 by Helen and Jacques Bellefeuille, it embarked on an ambitious mandate of presenting the best in Canadian art, showcasing artists like Tom Hopkins, Joe Fafard and James Lahey. In 1983, the gallery moved to Westmount and its present location on Greene Avenue. The owners’ vision expanded with the space it seems, as they reached for international artists mounting exhibitions of works by Nicola Hicks, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud and Hanneke Beaumont, followed by such famous contemporary artists as Dale Chihuly and Damien Hirst.

In 2009, the gallery hosted the first solo exhibition in Canada of renowned American artist Jim Dine that brought visitors from across the country to see his seminal pieces, and meet the artist. Dine is back at the Galerie de Bellefeuille, but it is an expanded one. A new space across the street, at 1366 Greene Avenue, will now house some of the gallery’s collections, while the third floor of the original building will become a new print department. The acquisition has been inaugurated by installing a Jim Dine sculpture in front of the new gallery, which will open its doors by the end of this month.

JIM DINE
May 1 - 21, 2014

Galerie de Bellefeuille
1367 avenue Greene
Montreal, Quebec H3Z 2A8
Tel: 514.933.4406
art à debellefeuille.com
www.debellefeuille.com(lien externe)

 
Vernissage in the presence of the artist
Thursday, May 8, 2014
5:30 - 7:30

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Red Light
Etching and hand colouring
141 x 104.15 cm

 
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The Grey Venus
Digital printing and etching
139.7 x 71.7 cm

 
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The Brothers and Sisters
Oil enamel on bronze
1667.64 x 120.65 x 84,45 cm

 
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