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Botanicals and portrayals of the human form are staples of art history. Nudity, however, remains (or has become) a visual taboo. Community standards on social media strictly prohibit nearly every type of presentation of breasts and genitals. Queer artists, often rendering the human form, have been adversely affected by these strict guidelines. Meanwhile, nudity portrayed by long-dead artists is celebrated within institutions. 

Nudes & Blooms celebrates both florals and nudity. By exhibiting the unclothed human body alongside subject matter as beautiful and innocuous as botanicals, we contribute to the normalization of the human form, and advocate for its visibility. Both subjects are part of our natural world. Our bodies, sexual or otherwise, exist in nature and are worthy of pubic consumption. 

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Eddie with Peonies and Eucalyptus

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

24" x 35"

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Bathers in Spring (Study 5)

oil on canvas

Laura Tack

38x32 cm

NFS

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Come Together

oil on canvas

David Jester

36 x 36"

NFS

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I Know Who You Are Now

oil on canvas

Laura Tack

140x98 cm

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Verse

mixed on canvas

Samuel Paden

46.5 x 78"

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Water Your Plants

acrylic on canvas

Eel Costello

29 x 40"

NFS

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Pull the Earth Around You & Run

oil on canvas

Anastas

33x22 cm

SOLD

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Double Anthony with Magnolias

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

24 x 36"

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Superstitious

oil on canvas

Anastas

33x22 cm

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Good Earth

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

8 x 10"

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Marchenwelt

oil on canvas

David Jester

36” x 36"

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Ocean of Tears

oil on canvas

Laura Tack

210x115 cm

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The Deep Jungle 2

collage on inkjet print

Rafael Santiago

13 x 19"

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Michael with Plumeria

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

30 x 30"

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Finding a Peaceful Moment

charcoal on paper

Patrick Mizumoto

18 x 24"

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Grid

oil on canvas

David Jester

60 x 120"

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Reach

oil on canvas

David Jester 

36 x 36"

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River Flow

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

24 x 20"

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I Don’t Know When I’m Supposed to Be

oil and mixed media on bedsheet

Laura Tack

210x150 cm

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Demigod (Keeper of the Peace)

collage on book cover

Rafael Santiago

15 x 19"

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I Came to Weeping

oil on canvas

Anastas

27x35 cm

SOLD

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The Deep Jungle

collage on inkjet print

Rafael Santiago

13 x 19"

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To the Wonder I Saved You

oil on canvas

Laura Tack

220x155 cm

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Foliage and Blossoms

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

12” x 16"

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The Magician

oil on canvas

Anastas

40x30 cm

SOLD

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Flower Beds

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

12” x 16"

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Shibari

acrylic on canvas

Eel Costello

11 x 14"

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Infatuation

oil on canvas

David Jester

36” x 36"

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Waves

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

30” x 24"

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Male Figure 

oil on wood panel

Patrick Mizumoto

9 x 12"

NFS

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Bathers in Spring (Study 2)

oil on canvas

Laura Tack

38x32 cm

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Untitled

collage on inkjet print

Rafael Santiago

10 x 8"

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Male Figure 2

oil on wood panel

Patrick Mizumoto

9 x 12"

NFS

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Open Arms

oil on canvas

David Jester

36 x 36"

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Silent Spring

oil on unframed canvas

Laura Tack

60x43 cm

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I Just Want to be with You (In the Grass)

oil and mixed media on bedsheet

Laura Tack

165x105 cm

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Rose Garden Dream

oil on canvas

Anastas

27x27 cm

SOLD

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Untitled

inkjet paper collage

Rafael Santiago

9” x 12"

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Jaden with Palms

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

20 x 24"

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Asylum

oil on canvas

David Jester

36 x 36"

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Untitled

inkjet paper collage

Rafael Santiago

9” x 12"

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Said with Jasmine Blossoms

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

24 x 36"

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Season

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

20 x 26"

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Blossoms

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

29.5” x 29.5"

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Bathers in Spring Study 3

oil on unframed canvas

Laura Tack

38x32 cm

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Who Loves Like This?

oil on canvas

Anastas

30x40 cm

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Bathers in Spring Study 1

oil on unframed canvas

Laura Tack

38x32 cm

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Afternoon Light

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

24” x 30"

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Were Here

oil on canvas

David Jester

60 x 48"

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Blue Light

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

30 x 24"

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All We Had Was This

oil and mixed media on bedsheet

Laura Tack

166x110 cm

NFS

Amber and Ashes

oil on bedsheet

Laura Tack

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Blossoms and Fruits

mixed media on canvas

Samuel Paden

12.25 x 24"

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Late Afternoon

oil on canvas

Matthew Conway

40 x 30"

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Mission Hills

acrylic on canvas

Eel Costello

48 x 24"