Not An Exit: Old School Performance Art in Los Angeles, produced by Scotch Wichmann and KayDee Kersten


Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 7:30 PM (Doors at 7PM)

Lara Salmon
Steve Nagler
Natalie Palamides
Scotch Wichmann
John M. White

KayDee Kersten

* Gallery Art Show Before & After Performance
* Cash Beer/Wine Bar
* Free Parking Across Street

Note: show may tackle adult themes, and there may be nudity.

ArtShare L.A.
801 E. 4th Place

(DTLA Arts District)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel. (213) 687-4278



STEVE NAGLER has been a performance artist and public school arts educator for decades. A founding member of the popular performance ensemble SHRIMPS in the 1980s with choreographer Pamela Casey, he's performed at countless galleries and museums, including Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Highways, and dA Center for the Arts.


NATALIE PALAMIDES is a comedian, improvisor, actor, and writer. Winner of major comedy awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her solo shows LAID and NATE, her work has been featured on stages nationwide, in films, and on TV. In 2019, Ira Glass (This American Life) called NATE "one of the most utterly original one-person shows ever," and if Natalie's voice sounds familiar, it might be because she plays Buttercup on Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls. More:

JOHN WHITE has been a performance artist, painter, and sculptor since 1960s. He's staged hundreds of performances at countless venues, with his work now in permanent collections at the L.A. County Museum of Art, NYC's Guggenheim, and too many others to name. Recipient of 3 NEA grants and featured in L.A.'s city-wide Pacific Standard Time art show, John received his M.F.A. from the Otis College of Art, and taught performance at the University of California at Irvine for years, launching the careers of many artists. More:

LARA SALMON is a visual artist who works primarily in performance. In her pieces, she uses her body to produce micro movements to draw attention to macro-global sociopolitical structures. Enacted with quiet determination, the work is at a constant interplay between overindulgence and restriction to her body. She challenges linearity by dismembering time: accelerating it through rushes of excess, or expanding it through prolonged or repetitive movement. Hailing from San Diego, California, she has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, completing her thesis at The American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon, and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University. Lara is based in Los Angeles and travels as often as she can to work in international contexts. More:

SCOTCH WICHMANN's performance art has been featured at LACE, Highways, the Hollywood Fringe, and other galleries/venues from L.A. to Scotland since 1991, attracting attention from NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times with manic energy, surreal texts, and Dadaist pranks. The first piece he ever did was a testicle puppet show. A thermometer taped to his junk for 30 days was once rejected by the Smithsonian ( And, his art manifesto was once plagiarized by Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf. His dark comedy novel, Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss And Do Things With Him, won the Silver Medal for Best New Voice from the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the book was adapted for film in 2019. More:

KAYDEE KERSTEN is a standup comedian, writer, and producer with a razor-sharp dry wit who's performed at The Comedy Store, Purple Onion, NYC's Gotham Comedy Club, and the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2019 she co-produced IF IT GOES THERE, a sold-out play that won Pick of Fringe honors at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and her film script DARK SILO was a semi-finalist at the NYC International Screenplay Awards. More:

Produced by The Roughhausers