Apart Projects, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Time Alters All
Apart Projects presents Michael Lindsay-Hogg's inaugural solo exhibition, "Time Alters All: A Retrospective of an Emerging Artist" curated by Price Latimer Agah. The artist, along with Town & Country Magazine, will celebrate the opening of the exhibit with a reception hosted by Shane Guffogg, Julian Sands, Jason Schwartzman, Nona Summers, Tara Summers, and Gloria Vanderbilt. Located at 8618 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, Calif., the exhibition will be open to the public June 13th through June 22nd, Weds-Fri 11am to 4pm and Sat 12-5pm and by appointment.
Lindsay-Hogg's striking and enigmatic work teeters the line somewhere between naïve art, raw psychological expressionism and self-taught representational art ("representation" being a rather malleable notion in this case), all with an underlying sense of extremely dry humor. Portraying curious and mischievously resplendent characters-both real and imagined-in salacious and anecdotal arrangements, the work illustrates a fundamental tension, eroticism and innocence implicit in a world continually extant with human drama. "Michael Lindsay-Hogg's paintings are brilliant--quirky, strange, revealing, sometimes humorous--are always a surprise," says Gloria Vanderbilt.
Channeling the spirits of Max Beckmann, Howard Finster (minus the biblical references), Paul Klee and Sienese Gothic artist Master of the Osservanza, Lindsay-Hogg's highly individual style utilizes a flat picture plane without much perspective and purposefully disharmonious, yet oddly beautiful, color combinations to depict the relationship of figures and elements in a scene to emphasize the multivocal narrative. Untrained and unconventional, Lindsay-Hogg employs a multitude of different media including painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage made with oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and pastel on canvas, board, cardboard, newsprint, postcards and found objects. Lindsay-Hogg relates his process to the French artist Jean Phillippe Arthur Dubuffet who once said his works were "created from solitude and from pure and authentic creative impulses-where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere."