Stormy weather is on everyone’s mind these days but Los Angeles-based painter Celeste Dupuy-Spencer is still focused on the deep societal riffs that hurricane Katrina laid bare during and after the devastation. Careful to avoid the minefield of identity politics, Dupuy-Spencer’s lens is trained instead on the humanity and idiosyncrasies of her subjects. At times ominous, and other times upbeat and affectionate, Dupuy-Spencer’s paintings are confident and proficient studies into the triumphs and tribulations of a nation under stress and prove that ultimately most of us are all in the same boat. At Marlborough Contemporary through October 7.