Emily Mast

4030 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90031 mastonfig@gmail.com

Michael Parker

 

MAST ON FIG PRESENTS!

 

 

 

Mast on Fig is ever so pleased to announce our VERY LAST summertime “Intimate Experience” with artist Michael Parker. Intimate Experiences are performative experiments (concerts, classes, conversations, workshops, readings, meditations, etc.) that took place on a weekly basis over the course of the summer of 2019.Michael Parker
Naked Life Sculpting Workshop
Saturday, August 31th 2-4 PM
Mast on Fig
4030 N Figueroa St LA 90065
Limit: 10 people
Cost: $20 per person
(Clay & tools will be provided)

This truly intimate workshop is an experimental gesture that only Mast on Fig could produce! The workshop will begin with a recap on how to work clay using your bare hands. We will make a series of brief, gestural clay studies. Engaging in a process that resembles blind contour drawing, participants will be encouraged never to put the clay down. As the day heats up, everyone will disrobe (nudity is highly encouraged but you may keep your undies on if you’d like). We will take turns acting as the model, either striking a still pose for 3 to 5 minutes or moving very slowly for a short period of time. All in attendance will remain unclothed throughout the workshop while we make clay gestural studies of one another. It’s the end of summer — the weather will be hot. We will provide all the tools you need and some cool refreshments. No cameras allowed.

Reserve your spot HERE

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Michael Parker’s art practice shifts scale, material, and temporality while making things such asjuicy ceramic installations, recumbent obelisks, steam eggs, artist-run spaces, and public sculptures. Parker has taught Sculpture at California State University, Long Beach since 2011 (including two semesters of Life Sculpture: from the Academy to Performance), and is a Keyholder at Human Resources Los Angeles. With solo and cooperative projects at Materials & Applications; Craft Contemporary Museum; LA County Arts Commission, Annex LA at M+B Gallery; Artists’ Loft Museum Los Angeles; Descanso Gardens; Palm Springs Art Museum; Current LA Biennial; LA Department of Cultural Affairs, The Getty; Southern Exposure; High Desert Test Sites; Human Resources; Pomona College Museum of Art; The Armory Center for the Arts; Machine Project; California State Parks at the Bowtie; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Cold Storage. He holds a BA from Pomona College, an EMT-1 from UCLA, an MFA from USC. Parker is a recipient of the California Community Foundation’s Emerging Artists Fellowship, Center for Cultural Innovation Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Public Art Residency at Heart of Los Angeles and Printed Matter Award for Artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Founded in 2018 by artist Emily Mast, Mast on Fig is a space for the development
and communal sharing of experiential events and art works.

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