SHE IS DO­ING WHAT WE ARE NOT SUP­POSED TO BE DO­ING ANY MORE

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Visual Arts -

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

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