But The Clouds Never Hung So Low Before (publication)
Published by Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London / Holzwarth Publications 2022
With a conversation between Celeste Dupuy-Spencer and Louise Bonnet
Published on the occasion of Celeste Dupuy-Spencer's 2020–2021 solo exhibition at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, the new catalogue But The Clouds Never Hung So Low Before is now available for purchase on the Galerie Max Hetzler publications website.
In the artist's first solo exhibition outside of the United States, Dupuy-Spencer presented blistering paintings, loaded with a complex mix of iconography, drawn from the real and the imaginary. Included in the catalogue is a supplementary booklet featuring a discussion between Dupuy-Spencer and fellow artist Louise Bonnet.
Louise Bonnet, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer et al.
Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths (group show)
Aïsthi Foundation, Beirut
October 2022 – end date TBC
Works by Louise Bonnet and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer are on view at the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, in Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths. The exhibition assembles the work of over one hundred artists from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection, presenting recent acquisitions that question the meanings and functions of figuration in contemporary art. As the very definitions of truth have dramatically eroded in the past few years, many contemporary artists have proceeded to analyse, interrogate, and deconstruct the notion of realism, particularly in the field of painting. Bringing together work from an emerging group of artists and their established predecessors, this exhibition subverts conventional notions of beauty, taste, and propriety, depicting a new humanity that is simultaneously monstrous and angelical, carnal and ethereal.