Celeste Dupuy-Spencer: When you've eaten everything below you, you'll devour yourself/except in dreams you're never really free, 2020/2021
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Digital archival print on Epson Hot Press Natural 330g/m2 paper
Paper size: 24 x 19 3/4 in.
Image size: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered by the Artist on the front
The new limited edition print by internationally renowned contemporary artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, entitled When you’ve eaten everything below you, you’ll devour yourself/except in dreams you’re never really free (2021), was created exclusively for Artspace, and proceeds from the sale of this edition of 50 will be donated to New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Hailed by curators and critics as a leading artist of her generation, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer moves between styles, gestures and a history of painting to interrogate the American experience as seen in her religious scenes, portraits and landscapes. Known for energetic brushwork and incorporating a montage of visual language, Celeste’s paintings grapple with existential questions through figures and scenes that are at once confrontational and tender. Community and more broadly, society —in all its contradictions, repression, as well as hope and love—is often the protagonist Celeste’s body of work that aims to capture the multiplicitous, ever-evolving nature of America.
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer (b. 1979 New York, NY) received a BFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include But the Clouds Never Hung So Low, Max Hetzler Gallery, Germany (2020), The Chiefest of Ten Thousand at Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Wild and Blue at Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017), and (mostly) works on paper at Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles (2015). Group exhibitions include This is America, Kunstahal Kade, Amersfoort, (2020), All Them Witches at Deitch Projects, Los Angeles (2020); Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); TEN at Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles (2018); The Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum, New York (2017) and Tomorrow Never Happens, The Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, PA (2016). Dupuy-Spencer lives and works in Los Angeles.