07. 14. 2017 - 07. 16. 2017

Contemporary Outdoor Art Fair: Through Me, See You, Booth # P-022, part of 56th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto)

Open to the public at on Friday, July 14, 2017, 10am-8pm; Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10am-8pm; Sunday, July 16, 2017 10am-6pm

Juried by Noa Bronstein, Jess Riva Cooper, Taiga Lipson, Robert Mitchell

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first and Canada's largest, longest running juried outdoor contemporary art fair since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal and accessible setting. 

- Toronto Oudoor Art Exhibition

http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/

 


06. 24. 2017 - 09. 17. 2017

Group Exhibition: Dwell at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)

Opening reception on Friday June 24th, 2017, 6-10pm

Participating artists: Diyan Achjadi, anahita azrahimi, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Stephanie Flowers, Michelle Forsyth, Amanda McCavour, Suzanne Nacha, and Jocelyn Reid

Curated by Melanie Egan and Robyn Wilcox

As both a place and an activity, dwelling is defined by its intimacy: it is our proximity and familiarity with places and ideas. This closeness can be a comfort, as well as a source of anxiety – we overthink things beyond utility and we remain until we become restless. In this exhibition, eight artists examine dwelling as both a physical and psychological concept and how that effects our relation to objects, space and the body.

- Melanie Egan & Robyn Wilcox, Curators

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2017/dwell/


04. 06. 2017 - 05. 04. 2017

Two-Person Exhibition: réflexions/réfractions at Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (Montreal)

Exposants inclus Eloisa Alcaraz and Helen Liene Dreifelds

Vernissage le 6 avril à 17h

Comissaires Suzanne Chabot et Danny Gauthier

http://www.textiles-mtl.com/


01. 18. 2017 - 02.18-2017

Window Installation: Hourglass, Cutler and Gross, part of Toronto Design Offsite Festival (Toronto)

"At first we feel nothing, we are insensitive, we are naturalized. And then suddenly we feel not something, but the absence of something we did not know before could possibly be lacking." From Air by Bruno Latour

Hourglass is a textile-based installation of handwoven translucent nylon, reflective glass powder, carbon, mylar and sand by Helen Liene Dreifelds. Nearly invisible, multiple semi-transparent panels act as filters that appear to be caught in a state of deterioration. Drawing on the mutable quality of textiles, woven line patterns appear and disappear depending on the viewer’s angle along with light variations throughout the day and night.

- Helen Liene Dreifelds

http://todesignoffsite.com/


23. 11. 2016 - 23. 12. 2016

Two-Person Exhibition: Outside the Lines at Lonsdale Gallery (Toronto)

Opening reception on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Participating artists include: Anouk Desloges and Helen Liene Dreifelds

Lonsdale Gallery is pleased to present Outside the Lines, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Anouk Desloges and Helen Liene Dreifelds. With practices based in textile arts, Desloges and Dreifelds use fibre and various other elements and approaches in their exploration of materials. By removing textiles from their traditional supports, the fragility and femininity of the visible stitch is replaced by a hard edge.

The influence of sculpture can be witnessed in each artist’s diverse, yet intertwined visions. Desloges stitches embroidered gestures into acrylic while laser-cut applique forms rest on the surface. Dreifelds textile works are sculptures; hand-woven using monofilament nylon, the shapes curl and bend, casting penumbral shadows that visually confuse the perceived softness and surface of the forms.

By activating the median zone between flat image and 3D surface, the work in Outside The Lines represents unique contemporary perspectives from two emerging Canadian artists. Carefully organized preparation merges with their precise physical movements, as fibres become an extension of the body. Fine details and traces of the human hand are what make the work of Desloges and Dreifelds intricate as they are searching for anterior modes of expression.

- Lonsdale Gallery

http://lonsdalegallery.com/


19. 09. 2016 - 25. 09. 2016

Two-Person Exhibition: subtle fragments at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Toronto)

Reception on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Participating artists include: anahita azrahimi and Helen Liene Dreifelds

Invited to exhibit by Frances Patella

Textiles are coded material, a living language and archive. subtle fragments brings together the work of two artists working with and referencing textiles. A mutual preoccupation with draping and folds is explored through a range of processes: assembling, collage, layering, weaving and drawing. The result is a series of meticulous records that appear to be in various states of beginning, unravelling.

- anahita azrahimi and Helen Liene Dreifelds

http://www.propellerctr.com/


23. 09. 2016

Artist Talk: Fibre as Fine Art with Elycia SFA at Neilson Park Creative Centre (Toronto)

Join Elycia SFA  and Helen Liene Dreifelds during Neilson Park Creative Centre's Speaker Series on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7pm


 08. 07. 2016 - 10. 07. 2016

Contemporary Art Fair: T(here), Booth #314, part of 55th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto)

Open to the public at on Friday, July 8, 2016, 10am-8pm; Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10am-8pm; Sunday, July 10, 2016 10am-6pm

Juried by Yael Brotman, Andrea Carson Barker, Steve Cober, Janna Hiemstra, William Huffman, Miranda Mckee, Jeremy Vandermeij

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first and Canada's largest, longest running juried outdoor contemporary art fair since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal and accessible setting. 

- Toronto Oudoor Art Exhibition

http://www.torontooutdoorart.org/


25. 06. 2016 - 18. 09. 2016

Group Exhibition: It's Not You It's Me at Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design Corridor Vitrines (Toronto)

Opening Reception is Thursday, June 25, 2016, 6pm-10pm

Participating artists include: Marissa Alexander, Alexia Bilyk, Holly Boileau, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Teresa Dunlop, Azza El Siddique, Marie-Eve G.-Castonguay, Oscar Kwong, Becky Lauzon, Pasha Moezzi, Sam Pedicelli, Kristian Spreen, Silvia Taylor, Devon Thom

Curated by Azza El Siddique

It’s Not You It’s Me began as a simple collaborative exercise between 14 Artists-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre from five different studios: Textile, Glass, Ceramics, Design and Metal. The artists were asked to draw a name at random, and from there they were asked to rework, resample and reimagine the given objects from the name drawn into a final piece. The purpose of the exercise was to explore what happens when artists that have crafted their own unique voices in their respective medium were directed to interject a fellow practitioners work, themes and/or materials into their own. It’s Not You It’s Me represents the multitude of various practices at Harbourfront Centre through a remixed lens.

- Azza El Siddique, Artist-in-Residence (Textiles)

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2016/its-not-you-its-me/


15. 04. 2016 - 05. 05. 2016

Exposition de Groupe: Produits improbables et autres échantillonnages à la Galerie Trames (Montréal)

Vernissage le jeudi 14 avril, 2016 à partir de17h 

Exposants inclus: Marilou Chagnaud, Amélie Dion, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Josée Hamelin, Maria Teresa Hincapié, Katarin Laruelle, Léa Mercante, Mathilde Moreau, Laurence Perrault Mandeville, Tamara Rubilar

Comissaires Suzanne Chabot et Danny Gauthier

Produits improbables et autres échantillonnages est une sympathique dérive puisqu’aux prémisses de ce projet d’exposition se trouvait l’objet. Comment réfléchir la création de l’objet dans le contexte des arts appliqués? Est-ce un produit nécéssairement fini? Est-ce une pièce unique, un prototype ou un objet utilitaire de petite série? Le mot objet est-il obligatoirement synonyme du mot produit? Voilà sans doute quelques unes des interrogations qui nous ont amenés à accointer le mot improbable à celui de produit et à questionner davantage le processus menant à l’idéation d’échantillonnages. Tout résultat – qu’il soit approximatif ou en devenir – passe par la recherche et en tant que comissaires, et surtout en tant que directrice et directeur d’écoles ateliers, nous avions une folle envie de mettre de côté l’utilitaire, le portable, le jolie et de donner le champs libres aux créatrices. Nous clamions haut et fort que l’hésitation est porteuse et que tergiverser permet d’avancer hors des sentiers battus.  Ainsi, nous invitions 10 femmes diplômées des écoles d’impression et de construction textile à nous surprendre avec leur savoir-faire et à nous guider dans les méandres de la création.

- Suzanne Chabot et Danny Gauthier

http://www.textiles-mtl.com/


18. 02. 2016 - 21. 02. 2016

Contemporary Art Fair: It Started With A LineUNTAPPED Emerging Artists, part of The Artist Project at Exhibition Place (Toronto) 

Opening Reception is Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7pm-10pm

Participating artists include: Courtney Archer, Rosalind Breen, Yan Wen Chang, Mauricio Contreras-Paredes, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Simon Fuh, Katelyn Gallucci, Eve Gane, Evan Ginsberg, Andre Kan, Elzbieta Kurowska, martimbo (Joel Martimbeault), Nicole Moss, Alex Murphy,  Emanuel Pavao, Véronique Sunatori, Roxanne Tochor, Vickie Vainionpaa, Georgina Lee Walker, Paulina Wiszowata

Juried by Betty Ann Jordan, Mia Nielsen and William Huffman

UNTAPPED Emerging Artists is a juried competition that awards new artists an opportunity to participate in a dedicated feature space at a professional-level art fair. This program aims to provide a platform for artists to launch their artwork to a public audience, make connections within the arts industry and gain experience in the contemporary art world.

Selected from hundreds of applications, 20 of the country’s best up-and-coming artists are invited to showcase their work for FREE!

Learn more about our UNTAPPED artists! Stop by the DeSerres booth to find out what inspires our finalists and let us know what inspires you. Also, vote for your favourite UNTAPPED artist who will win a free booth in 2017!

- The Artist Project

http://www.theartistproject.com/


23. 01. 2016 - 19. 06. 2016

Group Exhibition: Non-Objective at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)

Opening Reception is Friday, January 29, 2016, 6pm-10pm

Participating artists include: Marissa Alexander, Alexia Bilyk, Anouk Desloges, Helen Liene Dreifelds, Azza El Siddique, Marie-Eve G-Castonguay, Andrea Kott, Grant McRuer, Meghan Price, Linda Sormin, Alice Yujing Yan. 

Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay. 

The work in this exhibition has a vibrancy that delights and intrigues.

Art historian and curator Damian Skinner describes the present moment as the third wave of craft wherein there is a collapse in the distinctions between craft, design, art and business. This progression within contemporary craft is due to the growth of theory and practice generally and movements within specific genres over the past few decades. The ongoing development of post-disciplinary teaching and methods has also had a profound effect on craft practice and thinking. This third wave of craft has evolved from the foundational Arts & Craft Movement (1880s-1910s) which was a response to industrialization, and the later Studio Craft Movement (1960s-1970s) which was focused on originality and artistic expression. Today’s craft artists are defining this collapse of distinctions with work that is less concerned with categorization or defined in opposition to other artistic practices. Highly aware and engaged with contemporary culture, these artists embrace it all.

Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Studio has always had a lateral view of contemporary craft, championing an expansive and inclusive mindset when it comes to artists and designers. This exhibition confounds specific readings of the craft “object” and happily engages in ambiguity.

- Melanie Egan, Head, Craft & Design and Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts/2016/non-objective/