SIDE GALLERY: Allie Pohl

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

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

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

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