Sue Benner
“Flower Field #5: Variety” – art quilt
Dye and paint on silk, cotton, found fabrics, fused collage, monoprinted, machine quilted
48″ x 48″
Sue Benner
“Flower Field #6: Remembering Andy” – art quilt
Dye and paint on silk, cotton, found fabrics, fused collage, monoprinted, machine quilted
47.5″ x 47.5″
“My love affair with fabric began with my first memories of the clothes my mother, Joanne Hagene Benner, made me. Uncannily, I can recall the exact hue, fiber content and weave. In the ensuing years, my mother taught me to sew, carefully and creatively.
While in college and immersed in the subjects of calculus, organic chemistry and cellular biology, I was continually drawn to the visual. I saw patterns everywhere: math problems danced in a dimensional space, organic molecules were drawn in structural diagrams, and biological cells stacked themselves in lovely arrays. When forced to satisfy a few humanities credits, I took an art history course that changed the direction of my life dramatically. Surface design, drawing, painting and more art classes followed.
My experiments continue in my studio. I revel in the simple act of placing one fabric next to another. It’s a good way to begin, and the work continues.”
-Sue Benner-
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Located in the historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Gravers Lane Gallery represents the finest in Contemporary Crafts, Painting, and Sculpture. With an emphasis on Contemporary 2 & 3D Textile and Fiber Art, one-of-a-kind Jewelry, Studio Furniture, Ceramics, and Mixed Media Art, Gravers Lane remains one of the last galleries representing the spectrum of Studio Crafts in the United States.
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Wednesday – Sunday 11am-5pm and
Monday – Tuesday by appointment  / 215.247.1603
8405 Germantown Ave/Philadelphia/PA/19118
Gravers Lane Gallery | 8405 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19118