Ehling/Bennett,    Dogtooth Violet,  2017 28 x 20 inches polymer and thread on muslin, wool and alpaca

Ehling/Bennett, Dogtooth Violet, 2017
28 x 20 inches
polymer and thread on muslin, wool and alpaca

Jeremy Ehling and Kim Bennett have worked in collaboration since 2014. Ehling has worked in stained glass conservation and Bennett comes from a family of quilters. These backgrounds inform their collaborative practice. which involves handing the works back and forth as the artists alternatively stitch material to the surface and add gestural marks and washes of paint. They describe their process and the resultant works as “rectangle conversations.” In their words,

"Talking is part of it, sitting outside is part of it.  Leaves falling are part of it.  Finding a relationship to the ways people used to make things is part of it."

Ehling/Bennet had their first solo show at Interface Gallery in 2017. Their work was also presented at NADA NY, 2017, where it was highlighted by NY Times Art Critic, Roberta Smith. As individual artists, they have enjoyed shows at such venues as Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Kala Art Institute, and Et. Al. Gallery.