Resounds: Gordon McConnell, Leanne Gilbertson

Aug 13, 2018

Gordon McConnell (left), Leeann Gilbertson
Credit Anna Paige

For nearly thirty years, Billings-based artist Gordon McConnell has created works derived from Western film stills and informed by his sustained study of the history of the American West and its representations in literature, art, film, and photography.

When the West Was Won: Recent Paintings by Gordon McConnell  is a new exhibition at the Northcutt Steele Gallery, on the campus of Montana State University Billings, which runs from September 5 to October 11.


Comprised of 27 paintings and mixed-media works completed by McConnell over the past five years—the exhibition combines familiar themes with some recent departures.

Northcutt Steele Gallery director Leanne Gilbertson and artist Gordon McConnell join us in the studio for a lively conversation on painting, film, the west, and… the evolution of craft beer.