Scott Redford

Scott Redford

Bricks Are Heavy

02 December–03 February 200602 Dec–03 Feb 2006

Queer was big in the 1990s.Bricks Are Heavy surveys Brisbane’s Scott Redford’s ‘Queer Project’, with works from 1993 until now. Redford rereads and rewrites familiar modernist artforms, excavating or imputing queerness. The show includes his iconic Not the Formula for Population Standard Deviation; a minimalist wall painting of white paint laced with AIDS and other medications; an installation of life size photos of sublime glistening metal urinals recalling Rothko and Newman; various devotions to Kurt, River and Keanu; plus several recent videos.The exhibition title implies the weightiness of identity politics.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.