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

Laurel Mountain Laurel – Jake Reinhart

March 26th, 2022 – May 28th, 2022

GPS presents ‘Laurel Mountain Laurel’ an exhibition and book release by Pittsburgh-based photographer Jake Reinhart

website: www.jakereinhart.com
instagram: @jakereinhart412

From the artist’s statement:

Laurel Mountain Laurel is an imperfect palindrome. It’s an act of interpretation. It’s a body of work inspired by what is lost in translation. It’s informed by a history of erasure and exploitation. It’s an attempt to articulate the significance of place and the life inhabited there. It’s equal parts folk song compassion and doom metal riff … At the heart of all of this, it’s a depiction of the Youghiogheny (Yawk-eh-gain-ee) River Watershed. A place that has deep personal significance to me.”

From the artist’s bio:

Jake Reinhart is a photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. in Sociology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh.

His photobook Laurel Mountain Laurel was published by Deadbeat Club Press in November 2021, and has already been recognized as a notable photobook for the year by the likes of Chris McCall (Executive Director of Pier 24), Ed and Deanna Templeton (Artists/ Photographers), and Tim Carpenter (Winner of the 2019 Silver Eye Fellowship Award).

He recently received an honorable mention for the Silver Eye Keystone Award, and was previously awarded a Flight School Artist Fellowship in 2017 and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers emerging photographer grant in 2015.

Over the past two years Jake’s work has received frequent international attention after receiving a year long commission with Germany’s Die Zeit in 2020where he published a weekly photo article in ZEITmagazin titled Pittsburgh, 2020 and was featured in their international edition alongside artists, politicians and cultural icons such as: Willem Dafoe, Angela Merkel, Malcolm Gladwell, and Dua Lipa. His work was recently exhibited in Ulm, Germany and he also has an upcoming solo exhibition at Commune Gallery in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for April of 2022.”

Effervescent Hypnotics – Joshua Challen Ice

December 2021 – May 2022

GPS presents ‘Effervescent Hypnotics’ a site-specific installation by Pittsburgh-based artist Joshua Challen Ice

website: www.joshuachallenice.com
instagram: @joshuachallenice

Gradient Project Space has transformed into a futuristic street scene composed of reclaimed construction materials, assembled to abstracted, anachronistic telephone booths and MRI machines of sorts. Inside, thrashing kinetic elements bounce around in a chaotic clamor, evoking a simultaneous sensory overload and hypnosis, as each moment of rotation puts the viewer in a trance. The structures are created from found windows, scrapwood, and metal; the mirrored highlights and tech elements transport the viewer to a flashy and futuristic world. Inspired by industry and architecture, the process of building the work is improvisational, and drawn directly from reclaimed materials.

Book and Appointment

We are open by appointment only most days.

If you wish to book an appointment to see ‘Appalachian Ghosts’ please do so below.

Appalachian Ghosts – Raymond Thompson Jr.

May – August 2021
GPS presents ‘Appalachian Ghosts’ a solo exhibition by Morgantown-based photographer Raymond Thompson Jr.

schedule a visit | view the works for sale

website: www.raymondthompsonjr.com
instagram: @raythompsonjrphoto

Raymond Thompson Jr. – Appalachian GhostsFrom the artist’s project statement:
In the 1930s, migrant laborers came from all over the region to work on the construction of a 3-mile tunnel to divert the New River near Fayetteville, WV. During the process, workers were exposed to pure silica dust due to improper drilling techniques. Many developed a lung disease known as silicosis, which is estimated to have caused the death of nearly 800 workers. Up to two-thirds of those workers were African American. Besides a small plaque at the Hawks Nest State Park, which lists a significantly lower number than the actual number killed, there is very little to mark the site. There is also sparse visual documentation available about the event. There has been an effort to erase this tragic moment in history from the memory of West Virginia. 

In Appalachian Ghosts, I explore visual possibilities of what that time and place looked like, using primary-source materials to recreate the workers’ experiences in photographs. I have also recontextualized and re-presented archive photographs, originally made to document the construction of the Hawks Nest Tunnel dam and powerhouse. The few people caught in the photographic archive were often nameless and voiceless workers. Specifically, I’m looking at what has been left out of African-American visual history, which to date has mainly been documented with a colonial gaze. From this standpoint, I have sought to re/create work that has been informed by and made from historical documents and photographs.

My research also focused on working with non-visual resources that inspired the creation of new works. I researched news clips, letters, poetry and other cultural resources looking for information that described the experience of working in the tunnel. I was particularly struck by a poem from Muriel Rukeyser’s book The Book of the Dead called “George Robinson: Blues:”

As dark as I am. when I came out at morning after the tunnel at night
with a white man, nobody could have told which man was white.
The dust had covered us both, and the dust was white.
-Muriel Rukeyser “The Book of the Dead”

Rukeyser’s book, along with other primary-source documents, inspired a series of images that focuses on the silica dust that covered everything at the work site.”

schedule a visit | view the works for sale

website: www.raymondthompsonjr.com
instagram: @raythompsonjrphoto

Oddy Gumption: Strange Visitor

Opening January 18th, 6–9pm.

GPS presents ‘Strange Visitor’ a solo exhibition by Oddy Gumption
as part of the January 2020 Thomas Art Walk.

Oddy Gumption lives and works in West Virginia. His drawings are about beauty and ugliness, seriousness and delight, and some otherwise pretty darn strange stuff. 

www.oddygumption.com | @oddygumption

Émilie Clepper

January 8th, 2020
8pm – $10

GPS Starts the 2020 season with a night of music by Émilie Clepper.

Émilie Clepper brings an incredibly unique sound mixing Quebec with Texas, folk with country and gospel. Her inspirations include Edith Piaf, Cat Power, Lhasa and Portishead.

Americana/country/folk artist Emilie Clepper brings one of the genre’s finest new voices and an eclectic musical background to present music that is fresh, moving and memorable. Since her young teens, Emilie has travelled back and forth between her native Quebec and her father’s Texas and counts folk, bluegrass, gospel and roots country among her most enduring influences. She was a repeat performer in several major festivals in Canada and the US, including the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Variable Geography – Robin McClintock

Variable Geography
Paintings & Prints by Robin McClintock
Opening Saturday August 31st // 6-9pm

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Gradient Exhibition Drawers

GPS Exhibition Drawers host rotating content from past Gradient exhibitions and pieces by the various artists we work with.

Currently Featuring Lisa Elmaleh, Kimberly Joy Trathen, Robin McClintock, John Ryan Brubaker and Michelle Kohler.

This Saturday, August 3rd // 5pm – 8pm. Please join us this Saturday at 5:00 for an artist talk with Stephen Lawson. Stephen will be discussing his artistic practice and taking questions about his current exhibition Time of Mind. A closing reception will follow with time to meet the artist and to experience the work. In addition, we’ve recently introduced the Gradient Exhibition Drawers — currently featuring work by @michellekohlerstudio, @mozarkrm, @elmalayheehoo, @jrbrubaker, and @backstitched_design. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/323315838549743/

This Saturday, August 3rd // 5pm – 8pm.

Please join us this Saturday at 5:00 for an artist talk with Stephen Lawson.  Stephen will be discussing his artistic practice and taking questions about his current exhibition Time of Mind.  A closing reception will follow with time to meet the artist and to experience the work.

In addition, we’ve recently introduced the Gradient Exhibition Drawers — currently featuring work by @michellekohlerstudio, @mozarkrm, @elmalayheehoo, @jrbrubaker, and @backstitched_design.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/323315838549743/

Gradient Project Space

Afternoon readings at GPS #thomaswv

Afternoon readings at GPS

#thomaswv

Gradient Project Space

Thanks to all the fine folks who came out for the art walk on Saturday to see Stephen Lawson’s work and our new exhibition drawers. Again soon… #thomasartwalk #thomaswv

Thanks to all the fine folks who came out for the art walk on Saturday to see Stephen Lawson’s work and our new exhibition drawers. 
Again soon… #thomasartwalk #thomaswv

Gradient Project Space

GPS Exhibition Drawers. With work from @elmalayheehoo @mozarkrm @backstitched_design @michellekohlerstudio & @jrbrubaker Come see them tonight, 6-9pm, as part of #thomasartwalk

GPS Exhibition Drawers.

With work from @elmalayheehoo @mozarkrm @backstitched_design @michellekohlerstudio & @jrbrubaker 
Come see them tonight, 6-9pm, as part of #thomasartwalk

Gradient Project Space

Stephen Lawson // Time of Mind EXTENDED TO AUGUST 11. — — — Artist talk and reception August 3rd, 5pm

Stephen Lawson // Time of Mind
EXTENDED TO AUGUST 11.
— — —
Artist talk and reception August 3rd, 5pm

Gradient Project Space

Sackler Treatment // #whichsideareyouon

Gina Mamone and John Ryan Brubaker collaborated for an installation as part of Sound Scene XII at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC.

The piece consisted of a 4-channel audio installation of Mamone’s #whichsideareyouon work accompanied by gelatin capsules filled with crushed coal representing opiod deaths in Appalachia.

@queerappalachia, @jrbrubaker & @gradientprojects are en route to show work at @hirshhorn this weekend.

@queerappalachia, @jrbrubaker & @gradientprojects are en route to show work at @hirshhorn this weekend.
・・・ #Repost @queerappalachia
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I have a piece of art showing at The @smithsonian’s @hirshhorn  opening this weekend. I am grateful to have the platform to talk about the opioid crises & Appalachian politics, especially where they intersect. We live in a time of digital news cycles & shorthand dog whistles like “Trump Country” that help keep #JDVance on the NYT bestseller list. It used to be every major media outlet had a “hot take” on Appalachia. Now, it feels like EVERYONE does. That’s why it’s important for Appalachians to make art & tell their own stories. On a personal note, opioid addiction & my body’s unique response to processing the Rx’s, Opioid Neurotoxicity has been the largest obstacles I have navigated in my life. Opioids help with my pain but I become untethered to reality. I live with a chronic debilitating painful auto immune disorder, pain management will be a huge part of my life the rest of my life. Trying to understand the treatment options that are available to me for pain management has meant that Opioid Neurotoxicity has been a predominate part of my life for the past decade . My relationship to opioids / how my body processes them has impacted every relationship in my life. Being able to make things has been the most healing & positive for me. From public art to homespun handmade work, making things helps me be present & in the moment.  As an Artist that almost lost their life to opioids I support the work of @sacklerpain. PAIN has worked tirelessly to hold the Sackler family accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic as owners of #PurduePharmaceuticals. In the June @vanityfair interview with #DavidSackler, David said “the family’s philanthropy is being rejected”. ONLY @ prestigious cultural institutions. What David is really saying is no one will take our money that we want to give it to. The Sackler’s have never explored #opioidreperations. I get it, wings of international museums named after you is sexier than building back the communities that you profited from their literal #deathtoll.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

・・・ #Repost @queerappalachia
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I have a piece of art showing at The @smithsonian’s @hirshhorn opening this weekend. I am grateful to have the platform to talk about the opioid crises & Appalachian politics, especially where they intersect. We live in a time of digital news cycles & shorthand dog whistles like “Trump Country” that help keep #JDVance on the NYT bestseller list. It used to be every major media outlet had a “hot take” on Appalachia. Now, it feels like EVERYONE does. That’s why it’s important for Appalachians to make art & tell their own stories. On a personal note, opioid addiction & my body’s unique response to processing the Rx’s, Opioid Neurotoxicity has been the largest obstacles I have navigated in my life. Opioids help with my pain but I become untethered to reality. I live with a chronic debilitating painful auto immune disorder, pain management will be a huge part of my life the rest of my life. Trying to understand the treatment options that are available to me for pain management has meant that Opioid Neurotoxicity has been a predominate part of my life for the past decade . My relationship to opioids / how my body processes them has impacted every relationship in my life. Being able to make things has been the most healing & positive for me. From public art to homespun handmade work, making things helps me be present & in the moment. As an Artist that almost lost their life to opioids I support the work of @sacklerpain. PAIN has worked tirelessly to hold the Sackler family accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic as owners of #PurduePharmaceuticals. In the June @vanityfair interview with #DavidSackler, David said “the family’s philanthropy is being rejected”. ONLY @ prestigious cultural institutions. What David is really saying is no one will take our money that we want to give it to. The Sackler’s have never explored #opioidreperations. I get it, wings of international museums named after you is sexier than building back the communities that you profited from their literal #deathtoll.

Stephen Lawson – ‘Worksheet and Study used in making the photograph ‘The Unfolding of Spring’ at Royal Circus Gardens, Edinburgh. Part of ‘Time of Mind’ at @gradientprojects through August 11.

Stephen Lawson – ‘Worksheet and Study used in making the photograph ‘The Unfolding of Spring’ at Royal Circus Gardens, Edinburgh.

Part of ‘Time of Mind’ at @gradientprojects through August 11.

Thomas, West Virginia

Stephen Lawson TIME OF MIND Opening this weekend as part of @artspringwv & #thomasartwalk

Stephen Lawson
TIME OF MIND

Opening this weekend as part of @artspringwv & #thomasartwalk

Gradient Project Space

TIME OF MIND Works by Stephen Lawson . . . Opening May 25, 6–9pm at @gradientprojects as part of #thomasartwalk and #artspringwv 2019.

TIME OF MIND
Works by Stephen Lawson
. . . 
Opening May 25, 6–9pm
at @gradientprojects
as part of #thomasartwalk and #artspringwv 2019.

TIME OF MIND – Stephen Lawson

EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 11th
Artist Talk August 3rd at 5pm

An exhibition of works by Stephen Lawson
Opening reception May 25th, 6-9pm

as part of Thomas Art Walk – ArtSpring Edition

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The latest in the GPS global sticker campaign… Berlin, Bologna, Innsbruck, Napoli, Las Vegas, Brussels & Marfa. Thanks to @gabriel_rogers & @just_heatherly for the assists.

The latest in the GPS global sticker campaign… Berlin, Bologna, Innsbruck, Napoli, Las Vegas, Brussels & Marfa.  Thanks to @gabriel_rogers & @just_heatherly for the assists.

Denver.

Denver.

Denver, Colorado

Kyoto. Thanks, @theartofseth

Kyoto.
Thanks, @theartofseth

One year ago today. Before the walls were white, the ceiling was black, the lights existed and the doors were open. Cheers y’all…

One year ago today.  Before the walls were white, the ceiling was black, the lights existed and the doors were open.  Cheers y’all…

Gradient Project Space

Detail of work by Stephen Lawson, from yesterday’s studio visit. Lawson builds and invents cameras that incorporate time into this photographic works. This piece spans a twelve hour period within the same image.

Detail of work by Stephen Lawson, from yesterday’s studio visit. 
Lawson builds and invents cameras that incorporate time into this photographic works.  This piece spans a twelve hour period within the same image.

West Virginia

$5! See you then…

$5!  See you then…

Gradient Project Space

Opening Saturday, March 16. Solo exhibition: ‘Every Path is Viable’ by John Ryan Brubaker #thomasartwalk @jrbrubaker

Opening Saturday, March 16. 
Solo exhibition: ‘Every Path is Viable’ by John Ryan Brubaker 
#thomasartwalk @jrbrubaker

Gradient Project Space

Athens.

Athens.

Athens, Greece

Coming up this Wednesday… @honeycuttband & @mercelemon

Coming up this Wednesday… @honeycuttband & @mercelemon

Gradient Project Space

Every Path is Viable by John Ryan Brubaker

March 16 – May 18
Opening March 16 as part of Thomas Art Walk.

This most recent installment of Brubaker’s Every Path is Viable exhibition series will be the complete collection from this project started in 2011.
The show will open from 6–9pm on March 16th.

Marfa.

Marfa.

Marfa, Texas

The next Thomas Art Walk happens Saturday March 16th! More details to follow. With: @lamplightgallery @loganschmittillustration @creatureofthomaswv @samgrayart @offwhite_studios @whiteroomofthomas @backstitched_design @theartofseth @gradientprojects @jrbrubaker @artspringwv @purplefiddle @radiatorking7 @talkingleaves_ @nellierosetextiles @tinyllamaofthomaswv @tiptopcoffeeco #thomasartwalk #thomaswv

The next Thomas Art Walk happens Saturday March 16th!

More details to follow.

With:
@lamplightgallery
@loganschmittillustration 
@creatureofthomaswv 
@samgrayart 
@offwhite_studios 
@whiteroomofthomas 
@backstitched_design 
@theartofseth 
@gradientprojects 
@jrbrubaker 
@artspringwv 
@purplefiddle
@radiatorking7 
@talkingleaves_ 
@nellierosetextiles
@tinyllamaofthomaswv
@tiptopcoffeeco

#thomasartwalk #thomaswv

Thomas, West Virginia

Tonight. EMay & The Soundmen. Doors at 8pm.

Tonight. 
EMay & The Soundmen.
Doors at 8pm.

Thomas, West Virginia

Saturday. 8pm.

Saturday.  8pm.

Thomas, West Virginia

Munich.

Munich.

Munich, Germany

#Repost @_llockner ・・・ “So much of the media that focused on this region after the presidential election seemed to come from the perspective of ‘What did these dumb hillbillies do to us? Well, look what they do to themselves.’ We now have the language to change the conversation regionally and actually hold those responsible accountable. What if the money that the Sacklers spent in museums was instead spent on treatment in the areas that suffered the most for their profits? If the Sacklers want to clean their money and gain cultural equity, let it be for doing the right thing.” . I’m so honored and proud to share this important conversation between @queerappalachia and @paul.m.brown on @burnaway. ? QA creative director Mamone’s installation “Which Side Are You On”—which invokes Zoe Leonard’s 1992 work “I Want A President” in the era of the opioid epidemic—is currently on view at @gradientprojects in Thomas, WV (#thomaswv), and will travel to Asheville, NC, in March.

#Repost @_llockner
・・・
“So much of the media that focused on this region after the presidential election seemed to come from the perspective of ‘What did these dumb hillbillies do to us? Well, look what they do to themselves.’ We now have the language to change the conversation regionally and actually hold those responsible accountable. What if the money that the Sacklers spent in museums was instead spent on treatment in the areas that suffered the most for their profits? If the Sacklers want to clean their money and gain cultural equity, let it be for doing the right thing.”
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I’m so honored and proud to share this important conversation between @queerappalachia and @paul.m.brown on @burnaway. ? QA creative director Mamone’s installation “Which Side Are You On”—which invokes Zoe Leonard’s 1992 work “I Want A President” in the era of the opioid epidemic—is currently on view at @gradientprojects in Thomas, WV (#thomaswv), and will travel to Asheville, NC, in March.

Thomas, West Virginia

Stage is set for @rolrgostr and Sea Shrine tonight, 8ish.

Stage is set for @rolrgostr and Sea Shrine tonight, 8ish.

Gradient Project Space

This Friday… 8pm. @rolrgostr and Sea Shrine (@christopher_quattro and friends) ・・・ #Repost @rolrgostr ・・・ heyo! i hope you dear people come hang w/ us at our next gig @gradientprojects w/ #seashrine ?? #rocknroll #rōlrgōstr #art #music #fun #party #wv #flier #poster #popart #contemporaryart #empathy #forgive #indie #rock #snack #drink #ear #dance #livemusic #fellowship #light #sound #peace #love #pop #thanks ???????????

This Friday… 8pm. 
@rolrgostr and Sea Shrine (@christopher_quattro and friends)
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#Repost @rolrgostr
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heyo! i hope you dear people come hang w/ us at our next gig @gradientprojects w/ #seashrine ??
#rocknroll #rōlrgōstr #art #music #fun #party #wv #flier #poster #popart #contemporaryart #empathy #forgive  #indie #rock #snack #drink #ear #dance #livemusic #fellowship #light #sound #peace #love #pop #thanks ???????????

Thomas, West Virginia

#Repost @burnaway ・・・ “I see the pharmaceutical industrial complex following the same business plan that coal companies have. Appalachians have always been disposable for the right price—the coal camps were built on that business plan. Opioids have become another extractive economy like coal, ramps, morels, and natural gas. They finally put a price point on our dignity and actual lives.” . In conversation with Paul Michael Brown, West Virginia-based artist and activist Mamone, the creative director of community artist collective Queer Appalachia, speaks about building queer community and combating the opioid epidemic in Appalachia. Read the interview on our site. Mamone’s installation “Which Side Are You On” is currently on view at @gradientprojects in Thomas, WV, and will travel to Asheville, NC, in March. . @queerappalachia @paul.m.brown @sacklerpain #electricdirt #queerappalachia

#Repost @burnaway
・・・
“I see the pharmaceutical industrial complex following the same business plan that coal companies have. Appalachians have always been disposable for the right price—the coal camps were built on that business plan. Opioids have become another extractive economy like coal, ramps, morels, and natural gas. They finally put a price point on our dignity and actual lives.”
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In conversation with Paul Michael Brown, West Virginia-based artist and activist Mamone, the creative director of community artist collective Queer Appalachia, speaks about building queer community and combating the opioid epidemic in Appalachia. Read the interview on our site. Mamone’s installation “Which Side Are You On” is currently on view at @gradientprojects in Thomas, WV, and will travel to Asheville, NC, in March.
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@queerappalachia @paul.m.brown @sacklerpain #electricdirt #queerappalachia

#whichsideareyouon By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic. Part of our show opening now during #thomasartwalk #shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow #whichsideareyouon2018

#whichsideareyouon 
By Gina Mamone (@queerappalachia) invokes the spirit of Zoe Leonard’s ‘I want a Dyke for President’ in the context of 2018 Appalachia and the opioid epidemic.

Part of our show opening now during #thomasartwalk

#shameonsackler #harmreductioninappalachianow 
#whichsideareyouon2018

Gradient Project Space

Group show with Gina Mamone, Emily Prentice & Kimberly Joy Trathen

For the January Thomas Art Walk we will add work from Emily Prentice and Gina Mamone to the ongoing exhibition by Kimberly Joy Trathen.

Trathen, Prentice, Mamone group show

Gina Mamone

Gina Mamone is an audio engineer & maker living in the coalfields of West Virginia. Mamone engineered and produced some of the first Riot Grrrl albums to come out of the PNW. Up until 2014 Mamone was President of Riot Grrrl Ink. the largest queer record label in the world, with an artist roster of over 200 that ranged from the Gay Ole Opry to Andrea Gibson. In 2014, in an act of solidarity with the emerging #BLM movement and in an intentional act of reparations & redistribution of wealth, Mamone gave RGI to Awqward, the first queer POC/indigenous talent agency. As the Creative Director of the Queer Appalachia Project, they communicate with over a quarter of a million queers & allies daily who call home below the Mason-Dixon through the project. Mamone is also an Editor at the looking at Appalachia Project & is currently collaborating with Nan Goldin’s PAIN project.

instagram: @queerappalachia

Emily Prentice

Emily Prentice is a forever novice, a devotee to beginnings, and the Zine Queen of Randolph County. Her work focuses on the meeting place of the natural and the supernatural (the ways in which we’re of this world and beyond it), and it exists in the form of quilts, zines, drawings, and teaching. Find Emily’s creative practice online at www.emilyprentice.com.

instagram: @_emily_prentice_

Saturday January 19th. As part of #thomasartwalk • • • • Gradient will be showing: • Dutchman’s Puzzle by Kimberly Joy Trathen(@backstitched_design) • A showcase of zine work by Emily Prentice(@_emily_prentice_) • A text work by Gina Mamone(@queerappalachia) • • • • Also in Thomas this night: • Poster making and letterpress demo at @talkingleaves_ from 5:00 • ‘In Solidarity’ group show at White Room @ 6:00 • @samgrayart at @creatureofthomaswv @ 6:00 • @sarahgoodyearstudios at @lamplightgallery @ 6:30 • @michaeldoigart at @tiptopcoffeeco … • • • • In solidarity with the international women’s march and the greater movement for gender equality

Saturday January 19th.  As part of #thomasartwalk
• • • • 
Gradient will be showing:
• Dutchman’s Puzzle by Kimberly Joy Trathen(@backstitched_design)
• A showcase of zine work by Emily Prentice(@_emily_prentice_)
• A text work by Gina Mamone(@queerappalachia)
• • • • 
Also in Thomas this night:
• Poster making and letterpress demo at @talkingleaves_ from 5:00
• ‘In Solidarity’ group show at White Room @ 6:00
• @samgrayart at @creatureofthomaswv @ 6:00
• @sarahgoodyearstudios at @lamplightgallery @ 6:30
• @michaeldoigart at @tiptopcoffeeco …
• • • •
In solidarity with the international women’s march and the greater movement for gender equality

Gradient Project Space

Athens … Thanks to @gabriel_rogers

Athens … Thanks to @gabriel_rogers

Athens, Greece

We’re excited to be hosting a showcase of zine work by @_emily_prentice_ as part of the January #thomasartwalk ・・・ More information coming soon! ・・・ printing tonsssssss of zines from the past few years to show at the thomas art walk on jan 19th ☁️ huge gratitude to @gradientprojects for having me and for supporting these v DIY, homegrown creations. come to the art walk and take a zine home with you…all profits are going to support gender equality efforts in our region ? ・・・ #thomaswv

We’re excited to be hosting a showcase of zine work by @_emily_prentice_ as part of the January #thomasartwalk
・・・
More information coming soon!
・・・
printing tonsssssss of zines from the past few years to show at the thomas art walk on jan 19th ☁️ huge gratitude to @gradientprojects for having me and for supporting these v DIY, homegrown creations. come to the art walk and take a zine home with you…all profits are going to support gender equality efforts in our region ?
・・・
#thomaswv

Gradient Project Space

Paris.

Paris.

Le Champ Libre

This Saturday! We’re opening a new solo show of reclaimed leather quilts by Kimberly Joy Trathen (@backstitched_design) … Also in town as part of #thomasartwalk : … Counterstitch, a group show with @frockandrollwv, @coffeebitch666 & @rebgracelaw at @offwhite_studios / @whiteroomofthomas … Then and Now, a solo show with @suzanneteune at @lamplightgallery. … And ‘Stange Drink’, a new series by @theartofseth at @creatureofthomaswv. … We hope to see you then. #thomasartwalk

This Saturday!  We’re opening a new solo show of reclaimed leather quilts by Kimberly Joy Trathen (@backstitched_design)
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Also in town as part of #thomasartwalk :
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Counterstitch, a group show with @frockandrollwv, @coffeebitch666 & @rebgracelaw at @offwhite_studios / @whiteroomofthomas
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Then and Now, a solo show with @suzanneteune at @lamplightgallery.
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And ‘Stange Drink’, a new series by @theartofseth at @creatureofthomaswv.
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We hope to see you then.
#thomasartwalk

Gradient Project Space

Kimberly Joy Trathen – Dutchman’s Puzzle – November 2018

Solo Exhibition of reclaimed leather quilts by Kimberly Joy Trathen

Opening November 10, 2018  – 6-9pm

Dutchman's Puzzle by Kimberly Joy Trathen

The textiles and garments that surround us silently accompany us through the unfolding experiences of our lives. New stories are gathered. New histories are created. The materials become charged with a spirit that is not reproducible – a kind of social life or aura created by its own unique history.
I create new work from old things: new bags from discarded leather coats, wallets from unwanted jackets, quilts from textile and leather remnants. For this body of work, I have woven scraps from previous projects into new works. The result is a charged piece of art, activated not only by my own hands, but from the material’s previous lives. Another layer is added to its history.
The humble roots of this practice – mostly utilitarian work-clothes quilts – fascinate me. They have helped inspire and guide my work in its present direction. The current exhibition explores variations on the traditional quilt pattern, Dutchman’s Puzzle.

Friends… This Saturday is the next Thomas Art Walk. We’ll have a new solo show of reclaimed leather quilts by Kimberly Joy Trathen (@backstitched_design) … Also in town: … Counterstitch, a group show with @frockandrollwv, @coffeebitch666 & @rebgracelaw at @offwhite_studios / @whiteroomofthomas … Then and Now, a solo show with Suzanne Joy Teune at @lamplightgallery. … And a new series by @theartofseth at @creatureofthomaswv. … We hope to see you then. #thomasartwalk

Friends… This Saturday is the next Thomas Art Walk.  We’ll have a new solo show of reclaimed leather quilts by Kimberly Joy Trathen (@backstitched_design)
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Also in town:
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Counterstitch, a group show with @frockandrollwv, @coffeebitch666 & @rebgracelaw at @offwhite_studios / @whiteroomofthomas
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Then and Now, a solo show with Suzanne Joy Teune at @lamplightgallery.
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And a new series by @theartofseth at @creatureofthomaswv.
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We hope to see you then.
#thomasartwalk

Thomas, West Virginia

John R. Miller

October 22nd, 2018.

John R. Miller & The Engine Lights
with Sophia Rehak opening.

Alright folks… tomorrow night we are wrapping up the GPS fall event season with John R. Miller. He’s on Mountain Stage tonight, but in Thomas tomorrow! … AND Sophia Rehak is going to open. … $10. 8pm onward. Front Street Thomas. See y’all there. … @jrmillerwv / @coffeebitch666

Alright folks… tomorrow night we are wrapping up the GPS fall event season with John R. Miller.  He’s on Mountain Stage tonight, but in Thomas tomorrow!
…
AND Sophia Rehak is going to open.
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$10.  8pm onward.  Front Street Thomas.
See y’all there.
…
@jrmillerwv / @coffeebitch666

Gradient Project Space

Tonight. Another Gradient happening with @freecakeforeverycreature @seashriner @anneliesstealey and friends. See y’all there and then!

Tonight. Another Gradient happening with @freecakeforeverycreature @seashriner @anneliesstealey and friends.  See y’all there and then!

Gradient Project Space

Free Cake for Every Creature

October 19th, 2018.

Concert Night with Free Cake for Every Creature, Sea Shrine and Annalies Stealey

 

Friday October 19th at 8pm at Gradient Projects In Thomas WV! … @freecakeforeverycreature @anneliesstealey #freecakeforeverycreature #indie #seashrine #wv #diy #supportlocalmusic

Friday October 19th at 8pm at Gradient Projects In Thomas WV! …
@freecakeforeverycreature @anneliesstealey #freecakeforeverycreature #indie #seashrine #wv #diy #supportlocalmusic

Gradient Project Space

The Unknown with Stephanie Nilles & Thomas Deakin

October 13th, 2018.

Gradient transforms into a Prohibition-era art house theatre as Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin perform a live, original musical score to Tod Browning’s 1927 silent horror film The Unknown (Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford).

“On the run from the law, Alonzo (Lon Chaney) hides in the circus as The Armless Wonder — a performer who uses his feet to hurl knives. Alonzo actually has the use of his arms but keeps them concealed so that his true identity remains under wraps. Meanwhile, Alonzo falls in love with another performer, Nanon (Joan Crawford), who has a phobia against being touched by a man. But when the circus owner (Nick De Ruiz) discovers Alonzo’s true identity, the performer makes a tragic decision.”

TONIGHT! Doors at 7:30, Performace at 8:00 sharp! 1927 silent film “The Unknown” with Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin playing a live musical score. #thomaswv

TONIGHT!  Doors at 7:30, Performace at 8:00 sharp!

1927 silent film “The Unknown” with Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin playing a live musical score. 
#thomaswv

Gradient Project Space

Brussels.

Brussels.

Brussels, Belgium

Next Saturday at GPS: We’ll be screening the 1927 silent film “The Unknown” with Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin playing a live musical score. Details to follow soon…

Next Saturday at GPS:
We’ll be screening the 1927 silent film “The Unknown” with Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin playing a live musical score.  Details to follow soon…

Bukit Bintag, Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintag, Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Giving Up the Ghost – Spoken Word Event

September 22nd, 2018.

Spoken word evening with Jen Iskow, Sophia Rehak, Seth Pitt, Kevin Chesser, Kyle Rooke, Sarah Walters, Nathan Baker, Etc!

Tonight! Spoken word with @iskowiskow @theartofseth @sweat_michaels @coffeebitch666 Kyle Rooke, Sarah Walters, Nathan Baker, Etc!

Tonight!  Spoken word with @iskowiskow @theartofseth @sweat_michaels  @coffeebitch666 Kyle Rooke, Sarah Walters, Nathan Baker, Etc!

Gradient Project Space

GPS resident artist @backstitched_design brings a new body of work to @apartment_earth_gallery in Charleston tonight. ・・・ So excited that my work is up for the art walk @apartmentearth gallery tonight! Come by and say hi between 5-8pm. #reclaimedleather #upcycledleather #leatherquilt #dutchmanspuzzle #quiltdesign #leather #abstract #textileart #sustainableart #ecoart #artwalk #madeinwv #appalachianart #madeinthemountains #backstitcheddesign

GPS resident artist @backstitched_design brings a new body of work to @apartment_earth_gallery in Charleston tonight. ・・・
So excited that my work is up for the art walk @apartmentearth gallery tonight! 
Come by and say hi between 5-8pm.
#reclaimedleather #upcycledleather #leatherquilt #dutchmanspuzzle #quiltdesign #leather #abstract #textileart #sustainableart #ecoart #artwalk #madeinwv #appalachianart #madeinthemountains #backstitcheddesign

Apartment Earth

September 9, 2018 (7:40 pm)

September 9, 2018 (7:40 pm)

Thomas, West Virginia

Upcoming events at GPS. Details forthcoming. … Featuring: @sweat_michaels @jrmillerwv @freecakeforeverycreature @iskowiskow @coffeebitch666 @boomerangatangerang @christopher_quattro @theartofseth

Upcoming events at GPS.  Details forthcoming.
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Featuring:
@sweat_michaels 
@jrmillerwv 
@freecakeforeverycreature 
@iskowiskow 
@coffeebitch666 
@boomerangatangerang 
@christopher_quattro 
@theartofseth

Gradient Project Space

Reimagined Jeans, 2018. Kimberly Joy Trathen. … at Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannon, WV.

Reimagined Jeans, 2018.  Kimberly Joy Trathen. …
at Sleeth Gallery, Buckhannon, WV.

Sleeth Gallery

Bellingham, WA.

Bellingham, WA.

The Cabin

Braddock, PA

Braddock, PA

Braddock, Pennsylvania

Damn fine night, with Spectator Bird and @just_heatherly. This room wants more of this… so… more to come y’all, stay tuned.

Damn fine night, with Spectator Bird and @just_heatherly.  This room wants more of this… so… more to come y’all, stay tuned.

Thomas, West Virginia

Spectator Bird with Heather Hannah

July 26th, 2018.

Spectator Bird from Virginia with Heather Hannah opening.

She’s turnin’ over. Tomorrow, 6-8pm, Spectator Bird with Heather Hannah…

She’s turnin’ over.  Tomorrow, 6-8pm, Spectator Bird with Heather Hannah…

Thomas, West Virginia

LAST MINUTE GIG! Early show Thursday evening 6-8pm. SPECTATOR BIRD from Virginia. With Heather Hannah opening. Front Street. Thomas, WV.

LAST MINUTE GIG!
Early show Thursday evening 6-8pm.

SPECTATOR BIRD from Virginia. 
With Heather Hannah opening.

Front Street. 
Thomas, WV.

Thomas, West Virginia

Work by Nathan Baker, Kimberly Joy Trathen & John Ryan Brubaker. Opening tomorrow as part of Thomas Art Walk.

Work by Nathan Baker, Kimberly Joy Trathen & John Ryan Brubaker.

Opening tomorrow as part of Thomas Art Walk.

Thomas, West Virginia

‘American Abstract’ opens this Saturday with work by GPS resident artists. Come see it as part of the #thomasartwalk. New work all around Thomas: @lamplightgallery @creatureofthomaswv @whiteroomofthomas @offwhite_studios & @artspringwv

‘American Abstract’ opens this Saturday with work by GPS resident artists.  Come see it as part of the #thomasartwalk.

New work all around Thomas:
@lamplightgallery 
@creatureofthomaswv 
@whiteroomofthomas 
@offwhite_studios &
@artspringwv

Thomas, West Virginia

Now available on our website: Textract #17 Original work on paper from the exhibition Playgrounds by @michellekohlerstudio From the series Textracts – 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita transcribed visually with a typewriter into forms inspired by 17th Century tantric paintings. Work size: 6.75″ x 9.25″ Framed size: 10.75″ x 13.25″ Link in our bio.

Now available on our website:  Textract #17

Original work on paper from the exhibition Playgrounds by @michellekohlerstudio 
From the series Textracts – 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita transcribed visually with a typewriter into forms inspired by 17th Century tantric paintings.

Work size:  6.75″ x 9.25″
Framed size:  10.75″ x 13.25″

Link in our bio.

Gradient Project Space

3 of the 18 ‘Textracts’, that make up the full text of the Bhagavad Gita transcribed by typewriter into visual form. Part of ‘Playgrounds’ – Solo exhibition by @michellekohlerstudio

3 of the 18 ‘Textracts’, that make up the full text of the Bhagavad Gita transcribed by typewriter into visual form.  Part of ‘Playgrounds’ – Solo exhibition by @michellekohlerstudio

Gradient Project Space

Reciprocal Fascinations. Michelle Kohler, 2018.

Reciprocal Fascinations.  Michelle Kohler, 2018.

Thomas, West Virginia

After a huge push for Art Spring last weekend the project space is now open and showing Playgrounds’ – A solo exhibition by Michelle Kohler.

After a huge push for Art Spring last weekend the project space is now open and showing Playgrounds’ – A solo exhibition by Michelle Kohler.

Thomas, West Virginia

Thomas Deakin in the tree stand.

Thomas Deakin in the tree stand.

Thomas, West Virginia

We open at 6:30 tonight with @michellekohlerstudio!

We open at 6:30 tonight with @michellekohlerstudio!

Thomas, West Virginia

May 23, 2018 (10:09 pm)

May 23, 2018 (10:09 pm)

Thomas, West Virginia

This one’s a multiple pickup project.

This one’s a multiple pickup project.

Thomas, West Virginia

Standing press in Louisville.

Standing press in Louisville.

Louisville, Kentucky

Still available. It leaks a little, but it’s surely fixable…

Still available.  It leaks a little, but it’s surely fixable…

Thomas, West Virginia

More inspired and conceptual work from @michellekohlerstudio for her upcoming solo exhibition at GPS. The show opens May 26th at 6:30.

More inspired and conceptual work from @michellekohlerstudio for her upcoming solo exhibition at GPS. 
The show opens May 26th at 6:30.

Thomas, West Virginia

Michelle Kohler – ‘Playgrounds’ – May/June 2018

Playgrounds
A Solo Exhibition by Michelle Kohler
May 26th – July 7, 2018

Gradient Project Space, Thomas, WV

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