The Beaten Path captures iconic images as Dylan travels the main routes and backroads of America. From the shiny lights of motel signs against a backdrop of bright blue sky in Florida Country (2015-2016) to a quiet view onto a dark parking lot on a Night from a Hotel Window (2015-2016), the iconography invites the viewer to accompany Dylan on his travels as he criss-crosses the USA through the back streets, alleys and country roads.
From the exhibition emerge fleeting snapshots of America - one of downbeat motels and traditional diners, forgotten fairgrounds and vintage cars, urban dwellings lit by streetlamps, expansive plains and the open road. Reminiscing about landscape unpolluted by the ephemera of pop culture, recognisable and universal objects such as motels, donut shops, train tracks, ice cream shacks and bridges can be found in traditional, everyday settings such as Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (2015–2016) and H Street, Washington, DC (2015–2016).
Alongside the hallmarks and hustle and bustle of urban settings, The Beaten Path features natural scenery that is boundless and unhurried - where shape, form and colour converge in accord. The Green River, Wyoming (2015-2016), the lush Kentucky Pathway (2015-2016) and the crashing waves and blue of the Lighthouse in Maine (2015–2016) reflect the natural beauty of rural America.
The Beaten Path offers viewers insight into the world of Dylan, whose artistry has transcended every generation and celebrates a vivid manifestation of a country which continues to enthral, charm and captivate.