Award-winning artist Keith MacLelland brings his mixed media hero cowboy collages to Milton’s campus for an exhibition at the Nesto Gallery. Built with everyday discards embellished with rhinestones, glitter and silver studs, Mr. MacLelland’s pieces are contemporary versions of Hollywood’s heroic singing cowboys of the 1950’s.
“Keith MacLelland’s cowboys have all the magical showmanship of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers,” says Nesto Gallery Director Larry Pollans. “They are happy and fun-loving, with the strength and energy to be fierce when necessary. However, they are up against even more diabolical enemies and can no longer simply be romanticized 1950’s sing-a-long cowboys. They must be sentries, guardians, superheroes—monster cowboys.”
Mr. MacLelland’s work has been recognized internationally and exhibited nationally. He is an Assistant Professor at the Lesley University College of Art and Design and a contributing artist in The Painter WOW! Book.
Hero Cowboys runs through April 24. Open and free to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Nesto Gallery is located on the lower level of Milton’s Art and Media Center.