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Ally Messer

Petals From Daisies
March 8 – 31, 2021

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Petals From Daisies

I created this body of work while under a mandated quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through trauma brought on by global crisis and isolation, I explore the internal conflict between embracing the comforts of home and simultaneously trying to escape them.


Ally Messer is an interdisciplinary artist and maker born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She received her BFA in printmaking at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019. Messer’s work often delves into feminist and queer issues through the narrative perspective of fruit and vegetable characters. Messer values accessibility to art and is increasing accessibility to printmaking in her community by making contributions to Laika Press, a community-based printing press she co-founded in 2017. When she’s not making, Messer enjoys a good fruit and putting together penpal packages.

Tool Belt and Set of 4 Pliers
Blanket, excess drapery fabric, lace table runner, pine needles, dried flowers, handmade paper
13.5in x 16in
2021

Partial Denture
Wool
4in x 3in x 3in
2021

Overgrown
Collage
7in x 8in
2021

_______ Had an Accident Today with Scissors
Doll hair, ribbon
6in x 8in
2021

Outskirts
Collage
9in x 11in
2021

Love Me Not (Rebirth)
Mixed media collage
9in x 12in
2021

SeatSpoonShovel
Fabric, pantyhose, dry beans, buttons, silver spoon
12in x 15.5in x 35in
2021

Up and At ‘Em
Wool, fabric, rope, twigs, terracotta pots, window
Site-specific Installation
2021

Up
Wool, fabric, doll, terracotta pot
5in x 8in x 10in
2021

At ‘Em
Wool, fabric, doll
6in x 10in x 18in
2021