Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Talking Pictures

April 20 - June 2, 2024


Opening reception with the artist, Saturday, April 20 from 5-7pm

“His pictures tell imaginary stories about imaginary people — except he knew them all, and most of it really happened. At least once. He is the Buñuel of portrait-painters; and, of course, he’s a movie director, too. I keep his people all over my house. I have for many years. They are the very best company (though they guard their secrets).” – Wes Anderson

Artist, author, and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg helped create some of the most iconic moments in popular culture. Decades before the advent of MTV, Lindsay-Hogg was directing music videos for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, orchestrated The Beatles’ final rooftop performance for his feature documentary, Let it Be, and co-directed the groundbreaking television series Brideshead Revisited, among many other achievements.

Now based in Hudson, NY, Lindsay-Hogg’s talent as a self-taught artist is being celebrated with a solo exhibition at Hudson Hall. Combining the eccentricity and peculiarity of outsider art with the sophistication of a dry gin martini, his paintings – always figures drawn from his imagination – often convey a sense of tension, something unresolved. Who might, or might not, come out on top?

Curated by Carol McCranie and Javier Magri of HUDSON BRICK LLC, an Art Advisory based in Hudson, NY, and Lisa Ticknor.

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.