Allie Pohl is bubbly and warm when she lets me into her home/studio located in Venice. Though she is easy going and quick to laugh it doesn’t take but a few minutes of listening to her talk about her work to realize that she approaches her practice with careful thought and consideration. She starts out showing me her latest fabricated “ideal woman.” It’s shiny, and very machine-made looking—an effect I don’t usually respond to when looking at art—but in Pohl’s case, the method is genuinely important to the message and I appreciate the care that’s gone into its creation. In fact, she shows me a video she recorded of several men gently polishing her latest sculptures in the factory. She laughs at the video, noting how caring the men are toward the forms.


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