About: Ehling + Bennett

In their collaborative practice Jeremy Ehling and Kim Bennett combine loose fabrics, off-cuts from other paintings and freepile finds into rectangular 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 has worked in stained glass conservation and Bennett comes from a family of quilters. In stained glass, paint is used to control light. In quilting, thread is used to connect disparate pieces of fabric. Ehling and Bennett’s collaborative practice is steeped in these traditional handcrafts, colliding fast marks with slow stitches until a resonance emerges.