Better Angels: Work by Steven Hudson

February 14 - March 29, 2022

  • Reception: Thursday March 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Artist lecture by Steven Hudson: Wednesday, March 2, 2:30
    View talk here.


Steven Hudson records a sometimes beautiful but always melancholy portrait of human vulnerability in the epic tradition of oil painting. His work foreshadows our current environmental annihilation, and his narratives offer stories of survival and transcendence amongst the familiar debris of our time. Navigating the space of an unspecified cataclysm, he creates a time of twilight that is far removed from the clutter and pace of our existence. He is currently a teaching associate professor in The School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In compliance with new state mandates during the pandemic, Parkland College has limited the number of ways to enter Parkland College and has greeters stationed at the doors. While you may enter through any of the designated doors to visit the gallery, we suggest using the M1 parking lot on the north corner of campus. Enter through door M1 and follow the gallery signage which will direct you up the ramp to the highest point of the first floor, where the gallery is located. The gallery is situated in the north side of the X-wing of the campus and overlooks the outdoor fountain area. Please check the gallery website for any changes in hours or procedures due to COVID-19. Thank you.

Programs at the gallery are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Parkland College is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution; for accommodation, call 217/353-2337 or email For more information on the exhibit, please call the gallery office at 217/351-2485 or visit



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Image information: Steven Hudson, “Hotspot”, 60 x 80 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2022