SHE IS DOING WHAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ANY MORE
for this image, says Gold Coast Gallery curator Virginia Rigney as she shows the work.
‘‘ She is doing what we are not supposed to be doing any more, sitting sunbaking, and she has her transistor radio and a very cute hairdo and sunglasses,’’ Rigney says. ‘‘ The image marks that territory of the sexy beachside woman in a very graphic way.
‘‘ I think part of the appeal of Redford’s work is that combination of popular culture and layering of images.
‘‘ He takes those symbols that are so easily recognisable, images from the past, and turns them into a very crisp, clean, sharp piece of graphic art and then elevates it into something that is unquestionably iconic.
‘‘ With popular culture sometimes you are not aware of its iconic status, but I think Redford is very attuned to knowing the resonance of particular images and being able to transform them into an artwork that has that status.’’
Computer print on foamcore, 115.5cm x 152cm