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Ideal Woman © Courtesy of the Artist and Alphonse Berber Projects
Perfect

575 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
September 11th, 2010 - October 15th, 2010
Opening: September 11th, 2010 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://alphonseberber.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
info@alphonseberber.com
PHONE:  
510 649 9492
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday - Saturday 12-6
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION


IF NOT THIS: Alphonse Berber Projects is pleased to announce Perfect, a solo exhibition by emerging artist Allie Pohl. Opening reception will take place from 3-5pm at the 575 Sutter Contemporary Arts Building Lower Level and run through October 15, 2010.

"My art falls into the category of feminist satire packaged in a post-modern wrapper."

Pohl's work both explores and exposes constructed conventions of feminine beauty permeating society through modern media and technology. Using symbols and measurements of the "ideal woman," Pohl sardonically conveys her discontent with the current portrayal of women and its destruction to the female form.

Pohl's sculptures are made of predominantly "girly" materials such as porcelain, Swarovski crystals, memory foam and mirrors - reflecting the artificial and shallow nature of today's popular feminine image. She wields repetition of symbols as a method of mimicking the prevalence of these expectations and their cultural inevitability in our daily lives. Through seriality and fabricated objects, Pohl implements technology to illustrate the ways in which it has helped develop and spread a universal, although frequently naturally unobtainable, ideal of feminine beauty.

Allie Pohl received her M.F.A. from the University of Denver in Electronic Media Arts and Design.  She has shown in galleries in Colorado, New York, California. Her work has been featured in American Contemporary Art Magazine, USA Today, Cool Hunting, Orlando Sentinel, Denver Post, Marie Claire and Lemon Magazine.