Travis Paterson: A Discreet One

With his non-sensationalist approach to articulating his homosexual identity, Travis Paterson risks flying below the radar. This is because high profile artists such as Juan Davila and Scott Redford have flamboyantly protested against prejudice and celebrated gay liberation in the context of Australian art. Furthermore, Paterson is a relative newcomer to the exhibition circuit and is located regionally, in northern New South Wales. Like other subtle and committed practitioners (irrespective of sexual orientation), attention for the unspectacular and quietly poetic has gathered him a growing number of admirers, especially in the printmaking realm, notorious for its marginality.

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