Ravel • Unravel – Kimberly Joy Trathen

June 2022 – September 2022
Opening Saturday June 18th // 6pm – late

GPS invites you to the opening of a new solo exhibition by Kimberly Joy Trathen.

This new body of textile-based work is made by intimate, meditative wrapping of embroidery thread. It is rooted in a process of embodied healing and engages the artist’s personal experiences with loss. The exhibition includes a collaborative piece that invites the community to participate in the wrapping method as a way to process the collective grief of these past years.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

Kimberly Joy currently lives and works in Thomas, WV.
She is a contemporary textile artist and founder/co-founder of three artistic initiatives: 
Backstitched Design – a solo design studio;
Gradient Projects – an artist-run project space;
Studio Holler – a collaborative textile studio.

https://kjoytrathen.com // insta: @backstitched_design