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  • Dutes Miller, Fuck Me, 2021, acrylic paint, collage, and copper leaf on panel, 12 × 12".

    Dutes Miller, Fuck Me, 2021, acrylic paint, collage, and copper leaf on panel, 12 × 12".

    Dutes Miller

    Western Exhibitions

    Dutes Miller’s presentation at Western Exhibitions indulged in copious amounts of found and altered gay pornography. The first line of the show’s press release stated that the artist “celebrate[s] queer-sex positivity as a form of resistance to the dominant culture.” This is a laudable position, but it’s funny to consider in relation to queer theorist Leo Bersani’s famous claim: “There is a big secret about sex: most people don’t like it.” Irrespective of this assertion, Miller loves sex and guilelessly proffers it as an unequivocal good. This attitude is unabashedly illustrated in the twelve

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