Better Angels: Work by Steven Hudson

February 14 - March 29, 2022

  • Reception: Thursday, February 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
  • Artist lecture to be announced

Steven Hudson navigates the space of an imagined postapocalypse, depicting a remnant human presence that navigates a bleak landscape. The people and animals exist without direction or purpose among the familiar debris of our time. The work forebodes our current environmental annihilation. Hudson seeks to record a sometimes beautiful but always melancholy portrait of human vulnerability in the epic tradition of oil painting.

Hudson is currently an assistant teaching professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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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, “Better angels”, 84 x 120 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2019