SIDE GALLERY: Allie Pohl

Exhibition Dates: November 5 - December 17, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016  5 - 7 p.m.

 

Allie Pohl, Side Gallery. Installation view. Chimento Contemporary. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

Allie Pohl, Side Gallery. Installation view. Chimento Contemporary. Photo: Ruben Diaz.

Side Gallery presents work by artist Allie Pohl featuring neon sculptures of her signature Ideal Woman series. Pohl addresses the social constructs of perfection and the demands made on a woman's body. She created the Ideal Woman by digitally enhancing Barbie to fit Western society’s ideal female measurements of 36-24-36. This avatar symbolizes anti-perfection and is repeated throughout Pohl’s work in sculpture, video, ceramic, and installation.

Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman: 3 Ft Neon, Monochromatic Yellows, 2013, Neon, one transformer, 36 x 21 inches. Photo: Ruben Diaz

Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman: 3 Ft Neon, Monochromatic Yellows, 2013, Neon, one transformer, 36 x 21 inches. Photo: Ruben Diaz

Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman: 3 Ft Neon, White, 2013, Neon, one transformer, 36 x 21 inches. Photo: Ruben Diaz

Allie Pohl, Ideal Woman: 3 Ft Neon, White, 2013, Neon, one transformer, 36 x 21 inches. Photo: Ruben Diaz