Nancy Van Wagoner in the KAC Main Gallery


Nancy Van Wagoner in the KAC Main Gallery


Wednesday May 16, 2018  to Saturday June 9, 2018
Kamloops Courthouse Gallery



Fields of View
….the area observed through a particular lens.
Whether a microscope, telescope, camera, the eye, or Attitudes, knowledge and experiences that expand and broaden scope. Fields of view may be as large as the universe or smaller than an atom, Universal or parochial, Independent or collective, Static, fleeting and variable. They are perspectives of choice and opportunity that create a reality. ~N Gruver Van Wagoner, 2018

Tapestries of Time

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday May 16, 5 – 8 pm

Artist Statement

The work presented in Fields of View juxtaposes imagery of the solar system from diverse perspectives and scales to create narratives about Earth and Life in woven and printed tapestries. The story thread binding the tapestries is the evolution of Earth, and the earth materials on which life is built. For example, hundreds of microscopic images of minerals from seafloor rocks are transposed into the sea of lava that covered the Precambrian earth before the formation of Earth’s solid crust and the oceans. Threads of white, blue and red extracted from an image of olivine form a radiating pattern depicting the impact of Earth with the asteroid that formed the moon; and the evolution of birds with their harkening song is molded from fragments of basalt rock. Each individual piece is a chapter in the story presented in the gallery as a whole. While the work is motivated by the wonder of the narrative it may also be appreciated purely for the beauty, form and texture of the images.

About Nancy

Nancy Gruver Van Wagoner is a Kamloops-based geologist and artist. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; Science World in Vancouver, British Columbia; and ArtExchange in Los Angeles. She presents workshops internationally, and was a visiting professor with the universities of Gujrat (School of Art, Design and Architecture), and Chiang Mai University (teaching traditional ceramics, glaze chemistry and sculpture for the department of Silicate Science and Technology). She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a PhD in Geology from Dalhousie University.

“The works presented in Field of View juxtapose imagery from diverse perspectives to create narratives about Earth and Life in woven and printed tapestries, and in clay.”


Location Information: Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

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City Centre

7 West Seymour Street,
Kamloops, BC,
V2C 1E4

The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery is a non-profit, co-operative art gallery which was founded in 2007 by a small group of dedicated artists from the Kamloops area. Today, the Gallery and Gift Shop are managed by a growing group of artists offering a wide range of talents and skills.

The purpose of the gallery is to provide a venue for member artists to sell their work while offering the community an opportunity to experience different forms of visual and functional art. Our objectives are to provide continuing support for the co-op and its membership through the gift shop and by organizing artisan fairs in the Old Courthouse.

Another objective is to provide education by offering demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning a new art form.

We are dedicated to creating an enriching and cultural experience for both residents and visitors of Kamloops, as well as the people of British Columbia. Culture, Art, Community and Prosperity all become a reality as a result of this initiative. We are located in the historic “Old Kamloops Courthouse” which we share with the Kamloops Community Arts Council and Arnica.

The Kamloops Courthouse Gallery Gift Shop boasts an unmatched selection of media and styles including pottery, jewelry, glass art, paintings, scupture and fibre art to suit the tastes of casual shoppers as well as serious collectors.