Exhibit: Photokinesis at Wild Goose

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Nick Fancher was just being a good husband, watching TV with his sweetie, when the inspiration struck for a new project.

"My wife was really into the show 'So You Think You Can Dance,'" the professional photographer said, "then one day I happened to watch it with her. I pretty quickly became obsessed with the show, just seeing how much could be communicated in a two- to three-minute piece.

"I will never be a dancer; I will never be able to be a part of this in any way, except maybe I could offer photography to it," he said he remembered thinking.

He reached out to dancers at Ohio State and found some - mostly contemporary dancers - who were eager to collaborate. He captured their performances at locations all around the city, from a busy sidewalk in the Short North to the train tracks behind Crew Stadium.

Two years and about 10 photo shoots later, Fancher has put the best images on display at Wild Goose. In many of the photos, the dancers' bodies create distinct angles and curves that are framed by the surroundings.

"It became, how is the shape of their body interacting with the shape of their surroundings? There were a lot of happy accidents," Fancher said.

Mara Penrose and others from the Columbus Movement Choir will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight during the opening reception at Wild Goose.

Wild Goose Creative

Through May 13

2491 Summit St., Clintonville