The Gallery: Bethany Jean Fancher

The Gallery: Bethany Jean Fancher

amy chase
May 24, 2006

Shadow Horses

Introducing Bethany Jean Fancher

It is not often enough that I encounter works of art that can be so thoroughly and equally enjoyed by child and adult alike. Fancher's photographs capture a universal love of animals and their special place in our childhood imaginations. Posing a spirited cast of plastic horses in tableaus both "real" and imagined, Fancher playfully explores both scale and emotion in all sorts of surprising settings.

To the Street Fair

4th of July

The horses are captured as participants in real events, such as a street fair, 4th of July fireworks, and even jumping through the historic installation of Christo and Jean Claude's Gates.


They turn up in familiar New York City settings, as well as Wyoming and the Rio Grande ...

Roosevelt Island

Wyoming Snow

Rio Grande Gorge

...encountering fast-paced action, desire and even a moment of poignant self-reflection.

Car Chase

Through the Tulips

Stormy Sees Stormy

Sometimes she lets us in on her pranks with scale,

Pigeon Run

and even brings us back to a fundamental landscape of childhood imagining, playing in our own room.

My Mesa

These 12"x16" editioned prints (some nearly sold out) are available in the $300 range.

I'd like to give one of these to my horse-obsessed god-daughter, a gift to start her art collection and perhaps encourage her to experiment with her own camera! Oh, but which one?

Inquiries? Please contact the artist directly via email.

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