It’s a Barbie world, but not how Mattel intended or the way the irksome pop song expressed it. This is Allie Pohl’s version: A social commentary on our culture’s expectation of women to adhere to societal structures of beauty.  In her exhibition “Ideal Woman,” Pohl has taken Barbie’s torso hostage, altered its unattainable measurements to match the equally impossible Western standard of 36-24-36, and reproduced it into porcelain, neon, Plexiglas and resin sculptures, delivering an exhibit that is dazzling and thought-provoking.


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