Lauren Kasmer
Lauren Kasmer – LMK
Garden 10 series
of multidisciplinary and multimedia artworks
to be exhibited as a site-specific temporary installation with interactions for one day only, April 5, 2014, at
Inspired: LA Artists Respond to California Native Plants Gardens

Photographs on textiles and aluminum, video and live movement are features of the artwork placed in a Santa Monica residential landscape during the Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour and Exhibition.

The weekend long self guided garden tour is a ticketed event to benefit the non profit foundation.

For tickets to the self guided weekend Tour, 4/5-4/6, more than 40 gardens regionally, visit:

note: LMK's Garden 10 series is on exhibit Saturday, April 5, 2014 only

Pictured: Michelle Lai at Theodore Payne Foundation, a still photograph by LMK during the making of her INSTAR, the Garden 10 series Video. This video is one of the original components of the art installation showcasing her photographs on textiles, movement performance by Michelle Lai and videography directed by Alicia Robbins.

about the artist:
Lauren Michele Kasmer aka LMK is primarily a visual artist who practices within a multitude of medias and a variety of processes. Collaboration, interactions, 'social practice', remnants stemming from her studies with seminal photographers and vestiges of growing up the daughter of a legendary fashion designer are some aspects that inform her artworks. One of the components of LMK Garden 10 series is her video, INSTAR which features the performances of Michelle Lai in movement adorned in photographs as textiles wearables, artworks inspired by the native plants of Southern California, and the videography talent of DP Alicia Robbins with footage recorded at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley.


about the The Theodore Payne Foundation:
The Foundation is a non profit that celebrates the beauty of California native plants, smart landscape practices and the natural heritage of Southern California. This will be the first year where the annual self guided and ticketed tour features installations by Los Angeles based contemporary artists in selected gardens.