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 have a forthcoming exhibition at Interface Gallery in May entitled, "His carpets flowered.”
Kim Bennett has exhibited at Stephen Wirtz Gallery and Pied-à-terre in San Francisco, as well as Interface Gallery in Oakland. She is the recipient of a Creative Time commission and a Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from California College of the Arts.
Jeremy Ehling has exhibited with 100%, YBCA & Et al. He is the recipient of an MFA from CCA, and founder of STABLE, an occasional exhibition program operating out of a horse stable.