Steve Budington

Region: Northeast

What would happen if the human could evolve at the rate of cultural novelty? How would it compensate? What would it become?

Drawing on sources ranging from early anatomical studies, environmental issues, and current developments in medical technologies and outdoor gear, Steve Budington's paintings present hyperbolical but familiar situations. Consumed by the project of "making sense," the anatomically altered figures in Budington's paintings become imagined sites of cultural evolution where a body and an environment compete, as much as they collaborate, for survival.