Alumnus and 2005 Out 100 honoree John Arsenault (BFA 1999 Photography) has a new exhibition opening this week. “Kathy’s Beauty Nook,” at ClampArt, 531 West 25th Street. The exhibition stems from Arsenault’s small-town childhood in Northern Massachusetts, where he spent a great deal of time in the local beauty shop, Kathy’s Beauty Nook. Returning as an adult and armed with his camera, Arsenault captures images of the community of women – including Arsenault’s Aunt Meme – who continue to frequent the salon. The exhibition is on view February 23 – April 1, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 23, 6 – 8pm.
Image: John Arsenault, Catching Up; courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York City.