JOHN ARSENAULT: A GHOST IS OCCUPYING MY HEART at Clampart

About 4 years ago I moved to NYC for the first time and started as an intern at Clampart, in Chelsea. On my very first day of work we installed John Arsenault's solo show of self portraits titled Filthy Gorgeous. At the time I was very much learning how to come to terms with my sexuality; I was also avoiding making pictures about it, because I knew the moment I did would be the moment I would have to actually address the issue. John's self portraits rendered glimpses into intimate moments of love, heartbreak and celebration often engorged by a tongue-in-cheek quality that is characteristic of most of his work. It was then that I realized how imperative it was that I address my issues through my own work.



John Arsenault
Endless Spahkle 

Provincetown, MA, 2009