(Australia 1962 – )
104.0 x 76.0 cm image/sheet; 117.0 x 82.0 cm frame
‘Redford’s photographs of urinals…dialogue with art historical motifs that precede discourses of minimal art and postmodern understandings of the abject. In representing the site of male urination, they evoke the oxidation paintings of Andy Warhol, who directed young men to piss onto canvases prepared with copper oxide, resulting in compelling abstract imagery…. All of that is in Redford’s photographs and at the same time they are completely empty and quiet and contemplative…They are pure sensory experience like rainfall, even transcendent in their purity. They are concerned with beauty, but they are beyond debates about beauty. They are indifferent and in this they are transcendent.’
Christopher Chapman, ‘Scott Redford’s urinals’ in Scott Redford et.al., ‘Bricks are Heavy’, (exh. cat) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, pp 6-7
Scott Redford, Bricks are heavy, 2006, 81-4 (illus.).
Bricks are heavy, Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley, 02 Dec 2006–03 Feb 2007