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A Garden of Gay Male Desire (NSFW)

CHICAGO — Dutes Miller’s show at Western Exhibitions, one of Chicago’s premier avant-garde galleries, is called In the Garden. The main theme of the collages, paintings, and sculptures is an exploration of the male body as it manifests itself in gay desire, in its evident state of arousal, its protuberances, its emissions. The title conjurs up ideas about the garden as an idyllic scene of repose, like the Garden of Eden; Miller’s garden, though, is definitely slanted towards the snake rather than the apple.