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Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017 – 6:00pm
Location: Los Angeles (CA) - USA

A set of three performances curated by Lara Salmon
November 2, 6-10pm: Verónica Peña
October 26, 8pm: laub
October 19, 8pm: Oscar David Alvarez


A set of three performances at PØST curated by LARA SALMON
“At a time when the artist’s identity is one of the most important parts of the work, performance is doing what it always did best: including the artist definitively. We are not left to wonder with what authority the performer creates, but instead invited to discern various implications of their voice. Through performance we put actions into the world, placing ideas to linger within the minds of the audience. Performance holds a special potential for connection between creator and viewer—a connection that is fleeting in our smartphone-based society. When snapping, posting, scrolling, swiping or sending, it’s easy to not actually be part of what is in front of us.” (Lara Salmon)
VERÓNICA PEÑA is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator from Spain based in the United States. Her work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through Performance Art. Peña is interested in migration policies, cross-cultural dialogue, and women’s empowerment. Recent works include participatory performances that create shared moments amongst strangers. Peña has performed in various countries around Europe, Asia, and America. In the United States, her work has been featured at Times Square, Armory Show, NYU’s Hemispheric Institute, Queens Museum, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Grace Exhibition Space, Triskelion Arts, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Momenta Art Gallery, Gabarron Foundation, Dumbo Arts Festival, and Consulate General of Spain in New York, amongst others. She is a recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund 2017-18. She has published “The Presence Of The Absent”, a thesis about her body of work. She was a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She curates “Collective Becoming,” an initiative to make cities a place less hostile. She is currently at work on her new project about freedom, fear, and resistance, “The Substance of Unity.” http://www.veronicapena.com
OSCAR DAVID ALVAREZ was born in Manizales, Colombia in 1985, and raised in Los Angeles. He received a BFA at California College of Arts, and is currently in the MFA program at USC Roski. His artistic Practice includes performance, sculpture, installation, & video.

LAUB lives and works in Los Angeles. he is a glass blower of twelve years, a ceramicist, a musician, -utilizing voice, banjo, piano and guitar- a performer, a writer, a fermenter, a video artist, a builder, a drawer, and a seamstress. he is an aspiring instagram star, an aspiring **** star, an aspiring art star and an aspiring rock star. his dream is to perform at Staples Center. he had his first solo show at Commonwealth and Council in 2015. He made a glass cactus and put it in a gold room at Visitor Welcome Center in 2016. he performed with Jennnifer Moon at the Hammer Museum in 2016- just some of the highlights.

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