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Celeste Dupuy-Spencer Compares Progressives To Evangelicals In A New Painting

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, "Don't You See That I'm Burning," 2021, oil on canvas, 85 x 85 inches
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND NINO MIER GALLERY

Two years ago, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer walked into an evangelical mega-church, and had a profound experience. A self-professed atheist with progressive politics who doesn’t believe in what she refers to as the “sky daddy,” Dupuy-Spencer was nevertheless moved by a sense of unconditional love. “Out of a room full of holy people, Jesus loves the sinner the most,” she says. She continued attending the church until COVID-19 shut it down; to this day, she continues not to believe in God.