Lara Salmon

March 1, 2017

Performance:  Ivanka Loves Refugees
A performance by Lara Salmon

Performance: Saturday, March 25, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition: Through April 15
Hours: Saturdays, 12 – 6 pm and by appointment
In conversation with artist Iva Gueorguieva: Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 pm
1206 Maple Avenue, #515
Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Ivanka Loves Refugees

PØST is pleased to be hosting the performance/exhibition Ivanka Loves Refugees by Lara Salmon. The performance took place on March 25th and her exhibition will continue through April 15.  Regular hours for Ivanka Loves Refugees are Saturdays, 12 – 6 pm and by appointment. Lara Salmon will be in a conversation with artist Iva Gueorguieva on April 15 at 1:00 pm. PØST is located in the Bendix Building at 1206 Maple Ave. #515, LA 90015.

“A silk scarf colored with deep ruby explosions. Light, soft and now wrinkled, its border is a boring peach hue. The whole thing looks like a beautiful spill. My mother’s accidental acquisition of this garment five years ago brought it into our lives. Forbidden to wear and yet not-quite-trash, what would we do with an Ivanka Trump scarf?

Like you, I wake up many days devastated by the news pouring out of the Middle East and out of Washington. Perhaps also like you, I have made signs and gone to the streets and to the airport to protest. Here is simply one more attempt to rewrite reality. “

Performance duration: 3 hours

Lara Salmon is a Los Angeles-based artist who works in performance, video and sculpture. Through acts of endurance and vulnerability her pieces address the interplay of culture, biology and identity. Her live work often invites audience engagement. Since the outbreak of war in Syria much of Lara’s work is inspired by her personal relationship with the refugee crisis. Lara received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MFA at Claremont Graduate University. She has lived, studied, and traveled in the Middle East. In addition to her own practice Lara has helped develop several projects that unite art with refugee aid. Her mother, Niki Salmon, tutors refugee children at a high school in San Diego.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact HK Zamani at

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