Jane Hilton: Artist Talk and Book Signing
After a two-decade-long love affair with US subject matter, Jane Hilton stumbled upon the inspiration for her latest work during one of her many road trips across the western states of America. The title of her book and exhibition refers to her discovery of a dead Golden Eagle in the middle of the road in Nevada. The experience inspired her to document and explore one of the most iconic, romantic archetypes of American culture and history, the cowboy.
Dead Eagle Trail marks Hilton’s empathetic portrayal of the cowboy of the twenty-first century. Unlike previous expositions of the American West, her subjects are photographed within their own personal environments, surrounded by their collections of artifacts and memorabilia. Hilton’s work is a reminder of simpler times, set apart from the technological trappings of modern life.
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
An exhibition of this series is also on view at Nayla Alexander Gallery. This will be Jane Hilton’s first solo exhibition in New York, featuring twenty color photographs, all taken by a 4 x 5 inch camera.