Freyberger Gallery Exhibitions

Freyberger Gallery Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibits and Events:

Freyberger Gallery Spring Exhibits and Events

Drawings and Paintings by David Nally

Drawings and Paintings by David Nally

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"America Hero" : Drawings and Paintings by David Nally

Exhibit opens March 15, 2018; reception and meet-the-artist 6 – 8 p.m. Check website during inclement weather for details on campus closing. The exhibit runs through April 12, 2018.

A retired steelworker Dave "Dutch" Nally was born in 1960 in Reading, PA, where he lives still. Nally is a self-taught artist who's been making art, he says, since he could hold a crayon. After working a full day at a steel mill, Nally focused on his stream of consciousness art at night.

His keen wit and social satire on everything from politics, to his neighborhood, to the dilemmas of the average “working Joe,” Nally’s art has often been considered as cartoons or caricatures; but they tell complex stories. He creates icons to define American over indulgences, consumerism, violence, dissatisfaction coupled with home grown Pennsylvania Dutch and Berks County humor. It’s Nally’s uncanny perception and observational skills, distilled into his work, that sets him apart. He’s a natural story-teller.

"All of the big things--love and religion, god and universe, and this and that --can be taken apart, and then put back together in a drawing," says Nally.