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Pint-Sized Conversations: Body of Work with Helen Liene Dreifelds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
 | 7:00 pm
 – 9:00 pm 
 | $5

Pint-Sized Conversations with MOCA is a monthly night brought to you by Henderson Brewing Co. MOCA will present Body of Work every second Wednesday of the month.

Body of Work talks invite artists and those who have worked across the floors of MOCA Toronto—members of Akin’s Studio Program, Art Metropole, the Ontario Science Centre’s studio residency and the Toronto Biennial—to discuss their individual practices. ‘Body’ is a term used to describe the texture and weight of beer, and the word body in artistic practice often refers to a particular arrangement of artworks. The speakers in this series have been invited to respond to this duality.

 


 

How can encounters with materials reveal knowledge about individual and collective care? What if textile-informed objects could aid in relational service work? These questions drive Helen Liene Dreifelds’ process-based sculpture and installation practice. In this talk, Dreifelds will discuss the ways in which she utilizes handwoven textiles as entry points for her research into affective labour, social geography, duration, and combined sensory experiences such as sight and touch.

Helen Liene Dreifelds is a sculpture and installation artist whose work is informed by textile thinking. She recently participated in the Akin Studio Program at the MOCA Toronto (2019) and completed the Artist-in-Residence program at Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Studios (2018). She holds a BA in Applied Human Sciences with a minor in Art History from Concordia University (2009) and a DEC in Constructed Textiles from the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (2014). She has exhibited in Toronto and Montreal, including exhibitions at Cambridge Art Galleries, Lonsdale Gallery, and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.

This event is free and all are welcome! If you’d like to reserve a spot, you can buy a ticket for $5 and enjoy a free pint when you arrive.

Learn more about Pint-Sized Conversations.

 


Helen Liene Dreifelds, Meanwhile (detail), Medium and technique: Mixed media installation, 2019.
Image courtesy of Yuula Benivolski.
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