October 12 - 23, 2015


Reception (*Free and Open to Public)
Thursday, October 15, 5pm–7pm
1st Floor, Liberal Arts Building, MSUB Campus


Warhol's Women photo
Drawing inspiration from his personal experience, Robbie Mann’s Hard Rain explores the struggle of forming a sense of individual identity in today’s mass culture. Hard Rain is a series of expressionistic figurative paintings that tell the story of Mann's alter ego, IV, on a journey of self-discovery. IV’s experiences relate to those of many young people who struggle to find themselves in an increasingly interconnected, pervasive visual culture.

Seeking to define himself through his artwork, Mann utilizes the painting process itself to find a place and meaning. His work combines references to popular media imagery, graffiti tags, and street art with self-portraiture to create a quirky, compelling twist on the timeless quest for self-knowledge.

Mann will be graduating from MSUB in spring 2016 with a BFA in Art.

There will be an artist reception from 5–7pm on October 15th in the Montana State University Billings Outer Gallery located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building.

Gallery hours are 8am–4pm, Monday through Friday. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.


For more information visit www.msubillings.edu/gallery or www.facebook.com/NorthcuttSteeleGallery.

The reception is catered and is free and open to the public.

For media inquiries and images contact Dr. Leanne Gilbertson, Director of Northcutt Steele Gallery, leanne.gilbertson@msubillings.edu; (406) 657-2903.
The Northcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts on the Montana State University Billings campus. The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00 pm, and by appointment.